Ohio law defines extortion as using threats to obtain property, money, or favors from someone else. These threats can be physical or they can involve revealing information about someone that could be damaging to their reputation. While a serious allegation on its own, extortion is often just one charge of many involved in cases of alleged organized crime activity.
Regardless of the scope of your charges, retaining experienced, dedicated defense counsel will be key to countering the state’s allegations against you. You need to contact a Toledo extortion lawyer as soon as possible.
At Patituce & Associates, three of our Toledo criminal defense attorneys are also former prosecutors, giving our firm a distinct edge in this arena. We have an intimate understanding of how Ohio pursues these cases and what can be done to protect the rights and futures of the accused.
Extortion Penalties in Ohio
O.R.C. 2905.11 defines extortion as using threats to obtain property, money, or favors from someone else.
Extortion is a third-degree felony in the state of Ohio. As mentioned above, because these accusations are so often just one facet of organized crime cases, these matters tend to be complex and, if not properly handled, result in compounded penalties for the accused.
A third-degree felony in Ohio can result in the following penalties:
- One to five years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines.
Don’t Wait to Call Our Toledo Extortion Lawyers!
If you or a loved one have been charged with extortion, we invite you to contact our firm today. Our team is not only ready to aggressively negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf but also to defend you in a trial if necessary.
Whatever unique challenges your case may entail, we are ready to make securing a favorable outcome our absolute priority.
Don’t wait to start exploring your defense options. Call 419-737-4556 or fill out our online form to request a free, confidential phone consultation.