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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 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 defense 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.


Reasons to Choose Ruben Ortiz
  • Exceptional Track Record of Success
  • Strong & Trusted Advocate for His Clients
  • Fighting for His Clients Since 1998
  • Tens of Thousands of Individuals Represented Before State & Federal Courts
  • Winner of “The Best Lawyer to Get You Out of Trouble” by El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly from 2007-2012
  • Awarded Top Lawyer for 2016 & 2017 from The Global Directory of Who's Who

Client Testimonials

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#1 Priority
    He got my case dismissed.

    “He got my case dismissed with no problem at all! Very professional lawyer.”

    - Jorge Medina
    Got it dismissed when it could have easily ruined my future

    “Ruben was super patient with my case and was able to relieve any kind of worry. Got it dismissed when it could have easily ruined my future! Highly recommend!!”

    - David
    Mr. Ortiz was available all the time and would actually listen.

    “Mr. Ortiz got my case dismissed, he was relentless and passionate about my case. I would recommend Mr. Ortiz to anyone, best lawyer in El Paso.”

    - Raul
    Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with.

    “Mr. Ortiz handled my case in the quickest possible time. Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with. I am completely satisfied with the outcome of my claim.”

    - G. Gardea
    He worked really hard to get my case dismissed!

    “He worked really hard to get my case dismissed and directly talked to judge to give me more time to come up with restitution fee.”

    - Alejandra Fierro

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