Reliable Extortion Defense

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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
  • 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.