Extortion in Texas

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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 a serious white-collar offense, punishable by lengthy prison sentences and significant fines.

At the 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 to $10,000.

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.

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