Walnut Creek Extortion Charge Attorney
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Under California Penal Code 518 PC, extortion or “blackmail”
occurs when you use threats or force to compel another person to give
you money or property or perform an act. This can occur in numerous other
ways, such as threatening violence against an individual in a robbery
or burglary, or threatening to expose embarrassing or slandering information
to compel an individual to perform a particular act. Threatening a public
officer, or using your rights as a public officer to force another individual
to give you money or property or perform an act is also considered extortion.
Like many other
white collar crimes, authorities often believe that extortion is part of a larger criminal
enterprise, which is why it is always recommended that the accused retain
aggressive and incisive legal defense. The
Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyers at the Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. have represented numerous clients in
criminal defense cases, including extortion and blackmailing charges.
Principal Attorney Michael Cardoza is a former criminal prosecutor who
has obtained national renown through more than 35 years of legal practice.
If you are facing extortion charges, secure the services of a skilled East
Bay criminal defense attorney from the Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. by calling
(925) 274-2900 today.
Common Extortion Defenses
Extortion charges can be very difficult to fight, which is why the services
of an experienced criminal defender are vital. If you are facing charges
of extortion, there are a few common defenses that may be applicable to
Common extortion defenses include:
- You did not compel or force the victim into performing the act or handing
over the property
- There is not enough evidence to prove the crime
- You have been falsely accused
A legal professional will be able to assist you with the proper utilization
of this or any other defense arguments in your case. Attorney Cardoza’s
respected position within the legal community has seen him named to The
National Trial Lawyers list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the California list
of Super Lawyers®, and led to over 500 appearances on television shows
such as the
Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and
Larry King Live. He knows what it takes to combat these allegations and is ready to start
assessing your case.
Get the legal assistance you need for your case today by
contacting The Cardoza Law Offices and requesting a
free initial consultation.