Extortion Attorney in the Woodlands, TX

The Law Offices of Andrea M. Kolski provides extortion defense attorney services in The Woodlands, Texas. Call 832-381-3430 to schedule a consultation.

Extortion is a serious crime and being convicted of extortion can lead to penalties ranging from fines and restitution to time in prison. Even if you avoid a prison sentence, having an extortion conviction on your record can have a lasting impact on your life, which is why it’s critical to hire an extortion defense attorney who will fight for your rights in court. 

What Is Extortion?

Extortion is a felony under both federal and state law in Texas. Sometimes confused with blackmail, under Texas law extortion is a crime that involves illegally acquiring money, property, sexual favors, or services from a person or business by threatening them with physical violence, destruction of property, or governmental action, such as reporting a business to the IRS or filing false criminal charges against someone. In the case of blackmail, the threat is to share embarrassing photos, information, or secrets in order to harm their personal or professional reputation.

In Texas, extortion falls under the umbrella of the general theft statute in the penal code. Like theft, the severity of your charges depends on the amount of money or value of the property involved in the extortion attempt. Extortion attempts involving weapons or that result in actual violence, not simply threats, lead to more serious charges.

Even if the extortion was not successfully carried out, it is still a crime under state and federal law and subject to the same penalties. The most serious extortion charges can result in up to $10,000 in fines and life in prison.

How Non Stop Justice Can Help When You’re Charged With Extortion

Andrea M. Kolski is a leading criminal defense attorney in The Woodlands, with the experience and qualifications you need to fight your extortion charges. Because the penalties for extortion are severe, the prosecutor must have substantial evidence to prove your intention in order to secure a conviction. 

A skilled attorney can dismantle the prosecution’s case by arguing that there is insufficient evidence, that there was no intention to commit a crime, or that there were no threats involved. If threats were not carried out, these cases often come down to one person’s word against another’s, and in such circumstances, having an experienced extortion defense attorney is key.

Our team understands the nuances of extortion law in Texas and we also know what’s at stake for you as our client—your freedom and your future. Andrea M. Kolki provides aggressive representation in court because you deserve to have someone standing by your side to fight for you.

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If you need an extortion defense lawyer in The Woodlands, call The Law Offices of Andrea M. Kolski at 832-381-3430 to schedule a consultation.

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