Extortion, Blackmail, Bribery

Defense Lawyer For Extortion Charges In Virginia Beach

Extortion is a felony crime in Virginia which involves threatening an individual to obtain money, or some other pecuniary interest. Extortion can be the threat can be to harm that person or their family, the threat to accuse them of  some illegal activity, or the threat to report them as an illegal alien. Another form of extortion is the threat NOT to do harm in return for payment, also referred to as “protection”. The crime of extortion, or blackmail, does not require the exchange of any money or property to be a completed offense. The crime is completed when the threat is made.

Someone who is charged with extortion in Virginia may face up to ten years in prison.

If you or someone you know has been charged with extortion, blackmail or bribery in Virginia Beach, contact the criminal defense team at Garrett Law Group, PLC. (757) 422-4646. Our defense attorney understand the law and are ready to help you defend your case 24/7/365.

Virginia Statutes:

§ 18.2-59. Extortion of money, property or pecuniary benefit.
§ 18.2-60. Threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family; threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property; penalty.
§ 18.2-470. Extortion by officer.