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Handling Extortion Charges The Right Way

In North Carolina, extortion is considered a nonviolent crime; however, it is prosecuted just as harshly as a violent crime. Depending on a number of factors, extortion in North Carolina may be charged as either a state or federal white collar crime. If you face charges for extortion in North Carolina, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking with law enforcement or anyone else.

Randall & Stump, PLLC, has the experience necessary to defend your rights and interests. Our firm has years of experience handling white collar crime cases, such as extortion, in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina.

Contact us online or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to set up a free initial consultation with a skilled Charlotte extortion defense attorney.

Extortion Charges In North Carolina

The typical extortion scenario involves one person forcing another to do something against his or her will — such as giving up money or property — by threat of violence, property damage or damage to reputation, etc. In short, extortion involves the victim giving illegally obtained consent to the person charged.

  • For example, a threat to file criminal charges unless money is paid is extortion. To many people, extortion sounds similar to robbery; however, a big difference is that robbery involves an immediate threat of harm, while extortion does not require an immediate threat of harm.

It is important to hire a skilled and knowledgeable defense lawyer if you or a loved one is facing charges of extortion. Whether you are under a pre-charge investigation or have already been charged for extortion, it is important that your attorney immediately dedicate the time and expertise to your case to ensure the prosecuting office can meet its burden on all elements of the crime.

Contact our Mecklenburg County law firm today online or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to set up a free consultation. Your future matters to us.