Extortion is the crime of obtaining of property from another, or the obtaining of an official act of a public officer, with consent of the victim that was induced by a wrongful use of force or fear.
In California, extortion is charged as a felony under California Penal Code sections 518, et seq. Accordingly, extortion is punishable by up to four years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Extortion can be charged as a federal crime when it has been committed by mail, computer, telephone, or any other instrument of interstate commerce.
An extortion case is resolved dependent upon the amount of money involved and the severity of the threatened action.
An effective defense can protect a person against an Extortion charge.
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