Reliable Extortion Defense
Aggressive Legal Representation in Knoxville
Under federal law, extortion can be committed with or without a weapon
and with or without the use of force. It is the criminal offense of using
coercion to obtain money, property, or services. If you are facing federal
extortion charges, do not hesitate to obtain the services of a knowledgeable
Knoxville extortion lawyer.
If you choose Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, for your defense, you can
have confidence that your case is in experienced hands. He has been practicing
criminal defense since 2000 and served as defense counsel in number of cases in both
state and federal court. His firm is a boutique law office that allows him to devote his full
attention and resources to the cases he accepts. His professional skills
and dedication to his clients can be seen in his impressive
case results. He has been awarded a
Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Rating and a
10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo - the highest rating possible.
Extortion Defense Lawyer in Knoxville: Skill, Experience, Dedication
It is not necessary to have actually obtained the money, property, or services
to be charged with the
federal crime of extortion. A threat of violence referring to a payment needed to halt
the violence is sufficient to constitute extortion. This crime is generally
punished by a fine or imprisonment or both, and the maximum incarceration
for extortion is 20 years in prison.
Under federal law, there are 3 specific categories of extortion:
- Blackmail or extortion via the federal postal service
- Receiving the proceeds of extortion, or concealing or disposing of them
Any threat used to elicit money, property, or services can qualify as extortion.
It does not need to be a threat of violence. Extortion could include threats
to report criminal behavior to the police, or to reveal damaging information
about the person being extorted. If you are facing accusations of extortion,
it is important to seek counsel as soon as possible from a seasoned Knoxville
criminal defense attorney. Attorney Kurtz has the skill, experience, and
dedication to zealously protect your reputation and your liberty.
Contact us for an experienced and dedicated extortion defense lawyer that has an
established record of positive verdicts.