Theft by Extortion
If you have been accused by police of theft by extortion, you need to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
In Nashua, New Hampshire, Michael Anzalone is your man for any theft-related crime.
Even after being arrested, you may have many questions about the charges you are facing. In New Hampshire, the state outlines its criminal code and you can learn more about theft charges by reading RSA 637:1.
At The Anzalone Law Firm, we can explain the charges and help you create a plan to get back on the right track.What is Extortion?
If it sounds like a bad movie, you may not be far off. Extortion occurs when someone gains control of someone else’s property by make threats to hurt them. The threats can be threats of violence, blackmail or some other method.
The bottom line is, if you are caught, you’ll be facing serious charges.
Criminal Defense lawyer Michael Anzalone will listen to you, and help you understand what you may be up against as your case goes to court. He will advise you on the possible jail time you may face or he may recommend that you take a plea deal if one is offered by prosecutors.
In New Hampshire, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges don’t take theft crimes lightly.
So, you need to be prepared for the outcome of your case.What’s Could Happen in Court?
Once your case goes before a judge and/or jury, you never know what might happen. So this is why you need an attorney to tell you every possible thing that could happen along the way.
New Hampshire’s statutes outline the penalties for theft-related cases. And depending on the circumstances, the charges you face will probably include misdemeanor or felony charges.
Here’s what you could be facing if you go to court.
You might be facing a Class A misdemeanor is the typical charge for someone accused of stealing something that is worth less than $1,000. It is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to a year in prison.
And if the items you are accused of stealing are worth between $1,000 and $1,500, you’ll face a Class B felony. This type of charge carries a prison term of up to seven years and a fine that doesn’t exceed $4,000.
A Class A felony comes in if you are accused of stealing items worth more than $1,500, or if a firearm was used in obtaining the property. This charge comes with a fire of up to $4,000 and a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
Of course, any of these charges could be bumped up for any number of reasons. And you also may face civil penalties. And a court can order restitution to the victims.
If additional fines and penalties are tacked on, you could be on the hook for a lot of money.
If you have been charged with extortion or any theft charge, please fill out our online form https://www.anzalonelegal.com/contact-us.html. We’ll get back to you to schedule a free consultation. Remember, at The Anzalone Law Firm, we are here for you 24/7.