Defending Clients Against Blackmail Charges

Blackmail is a form of extortion that occurs when a person is coerced, threatened or intimidated for the purpose of obtaining goods, services, money or to coerce someone to commit a specific action. The felony-level charge may be charged in either state or federal court. A federal charge often carries even more severe consequences.

Because of the stiff penalties, it is critical to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney with experience and an understanding of Minnesota and federal criminal law.

Rivers Law Firm, P.A., defends clients in the Twin Cities metro and across the state against these serious allegations. Our founding attorney is board certified in criminal law and has 19 years of criminal law experience. In addition, we have a track record for reaching successful outcomes.

Because blackmail can be prosecuted at the federal level, the penalties can vary and they are harsh. They include:

  • Fines as high as $10,000
  • Restitution to the victims
  • Prison tie up to 20 years
  • Probation or parole

Additional penalties include any that the judge feels is appropriate. It also depends upon whether or not you are tried in state or federal court. It is imperative to have a Minneapolis blackmail lawyer who is knowledgeable trying cases in both courts.

Act Quickly To Protect Your Rights

You must ensure that the right attorney is by your side because you do not want the rest of your life to be impacted by a blackmail charge. Even worse, a conviction for blackmail can cause long-term problems when you need to find a new apartment, want to change jobs or return to college.

You need an aggressive defense. Call 612-915-0355 or send an email to get a free case evaluation to learn how a tough defense may limit the consequences.