Making Threats/Extortion

Under Florida Statute Section 836.10, it is unlawful for a person to make written threats to kill or do bodily injury to another person or a family member of that person.  This Jacksonville Written Threats crime is a second-degree felony.

In Jacksonville, Florida, making threats is not limited to physical threats.  According to Florida Statute Section 836.05, extortion occurs when a person maliciously threatens another.  This Florida statute prohibits threatening to:

  1. accuse another of a crime;
  2. injure a person, his property or reputation;
  3. expose another to disgrace;
  4. expose a secret affecting another; or
  5. impute a deformity or lack of chastity of another.  

In Jacksonville, Florida, the person charged with extortion must do one of the actions listed above with the intent to:

  1. extort money or gain a pecuniary advantage or
  2. compel another to commit an act or refrain from committing an act against his will.

Jacksonville Extortion is a second-degree felony.  If you are charged with Extortion in Jacksonville, Florida or the surrounding areas, contact a Jacksonville Extortion Attorney. A Jacksonville Extortion Lawyer will protect your rights.