Extortion in Texas
El Paso Criminal Defense Attorney at Your Service
Extortion involves threatening another individual with force, violence,
property damage, unfavorable government action or harm to their reputation
in order to gain money or property. This type of crime in Texas is considered
white-collar offense, punishable by lengthy prison sentences and significant fines.
Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we are committed to providing you with the legal representation necessary
to reduce the charges against you, or even have your case dismissed entirely.
Our El Paso criminal attorney understands the serious nature of this crime
and knows what it takes to obtain the results you desire.
Penalties for Charges of Extortion
Extortion penalties in Texas depend on multiple factors, such as the threats
an individual used to commit extortion and the amount of money, services,
or value obtained. If the item which was obtained had a value under $50,
then the crime is considered a Class C misdemeanor, which only involves
a fine of up to $500. However, the most serious charge will be for stealing
$200,000 or more, which is considered a first-degree felony and punishable
by a prison sentence between five and 99 years, as well as a fine of up
Protecting Your Rights and Reputation
If you have been charged with extortion theft in Texas, our El Paso criminal
defense attorney possesses the extensive knowledge of the legal system
to help you develop a solid defense strategy. He has experience representing
individuals before state and federal courts and has been fighting for
his clients for almost 20 years.
Contact us today to get our attorney on your side.