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Extortion (Alabama Code 13A-8-13) is committed when a person knowingly obtains by threat control over the property of another, with intent to deprive him of the property.

Extortion in the first degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-14):

  • Extortion by means of a threat, as defined in paragraphs (14)a or (14)c of Section 13A-8-1
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)a- cause physical harm to the person threatened or to any other person
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)c- subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint
  • Extortion in the first degree is a Class B felony

Extortion in the second degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-15):

  • Extortion by means of a threat, as defined in paragraphs (14)b or (14)d through (14)k of Section 13A-8-1 
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)b- cause damage to property
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)d- engage in other conduct constituting a crime
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)e- accuse any person of a crime or cause criminal charges to be instituted against any person
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)f- expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)g- reveal any information sought to be concealed by the person threatened
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)h- testify or provide information or withhold testimony or information with respect to another's legal claim or defense
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)i- take action as an official against anyone or anything, or withhold official action, or cause such action or withholding
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)j- bring about or continue a strike, boycott, or other similar collective action to obtain property which is not demanded or received for the benefit of the group which the actor purports to represent
      • 13A-8-1 paragraph (14)k- do any other act which would not in itself substantially benefit the actor but which is calculated to harm substantially another person with respect to his or her health, safety, business, calling, career, financial condition, reputation, or personal relationships.
  • Extortion in the second degree is a Class C felony.

If you have been arrested for extortion or any other offense in Alabama, call (251) 301-0362 immediately to speak with an experienced Mobile defense attorney. Your freedom may depend on it.

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