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Theft by Extortion, (2C:20-5)

New Jersey Theft By Extortion Defense Attorneys

In New Jersey, theft cases are both common and serious. The background of the charge can either be a “street crime” or a white collar crime. As a result, a wide variety of people in New Jersey are charged with theft offenses. Our team of New Jersey criminal defense attorneys will fight for you and develop defense strategies for any theft by extortion case.

With offices in New Brunswick, Toms River, Eatontown & Princeton, our theft defense attorneys are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to discuss your theft by extortion case with one of our tough, smart criminal defense lawyers.

§ 2C:20-5. Theft by Extortion

A person is guilty of theft by extortion if he purposely and unlawfully obtains property of another by extortion. A person extorts if he purposely threatens to:

a. Inflict bodily injury on or physically confine or restrain anyone or commit any other criminal offense;

b. Accuse anyone of an offense or cause charges of an offense to be instituted against any person;

c. Expose or publicize any secret or any asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to impair his credit or business repute;

d. Take or withhold action as an official, or cause an official to take or withhold action;

e. Bring about or continue a strike, boycott or other collective action, if the property is not demanded or received for the benefit of the group in whose interest the actor purports to act;

f. Testify or provide information or withhold testimony or information with respect to another’s legal claim or defense; or

g. Inflict any other harm which would not substantially benefit the actor but which is calculated to materially harm another person.

It is an affirmative defense to prosecution based on paragraphs b, c, d or f that the property obtained was honestly claimed as restitution or indemnification for harm done in the circumstances or as lawful compensation for property or services.

With offices in New Brunswick, Toms River, Eatontown & Princeton, our extortion defense attorneys are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to discuss your theft by unlawful taking or disposition case with one of our tough, smart criminal defense lawyers.

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