Theft by Extortion is an extremely serious crime in New Jersey, and carries a penalty of up to ten years in state prison, with a variety of financial penalties available as well.
Part of the reason extortion is prosecuted so harshly is that it includes activities that are seen as particularly heinous, such as attempting to extort a ransom, where a person or object is held under threat.
Bribery which includes a threat if the bribe is not accepted and acted upon is another type of extortion, and that charge goes to the heart of civil service and fair governance.
If you’ve been charged with Theft by Extortion, get help right away.
Protect your future by calling attorney Matthew Reisig at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.