Extortion is identified under the Canadian Criminal Code and it is a very serious offence that carries with it a prison sentence of 5-years to life. Extortion charges take into account the potential for violence and associated weapons charges (which may be addressed separately). Both extortion and blackmail involve similar methods of intimidation, coercion, and threats to achieve a power relationship or obtain financial or material benefit. If you have a pending trial for black mail charges, o. extortion charges, you need a proven criminal lawyer.
Penalties For Extortion In Saskatchewan
The act of extortion is explicitly set out in section 346(1) of the Criminal Code. Everyone commits extortion when they act without reasonable justification or excuse and with the intent to obtain anything, by the use of threats, accusations, menaces or violence in order to induce any person, (regardless if they are the person being threatened) to do anything or cause anything to be done.
Section 346(1.1) establishes the penalties for committing extortion in Canada. Every person who commits extortion is guilty of an indictable offence. If any firearm is used in the commission of the offence and the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization, you are liable to imprisonment for life. Notwithstanding a minimum punishment of imprisonment for:
- 5-years — first offence.
- 7-years — second offence.
- 4-years to life — in any other case where a firearm is used.
- In any other case — imprisonment for life.
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If you have been charged with extortion or other white collar crimes, you must speak with the criminal lawyer. at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers in Regina immediately. You will need every resources at your disposal to defend this case. There will be a full investigation by the authorities, they will interview witnesses and experts and find every means possible to charge you. Call us immediately.