Extortion Penal Code 518 et seq.


If you are falsely charged with a crime such as extortion you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for legal assistance. At the Brewer Law firm, criminal defense attorney Mike Brewer has extensive experience with extortion related crimes. As a former prosecutor Mike Brewer has prosecuted numerous extortion related cases and as a result knows how a prosecutor views and prosecutes these very serious charges. In addition prior to going into private practice, Attorney Mike Brewer was public defender who zealously represented numerous extortion related cases.

The legislature has created statutory prohibitions against the crime of extortion. Penal Code section 518 et seq. reads as follows:

518. Extortion is the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, or the obtaining of an official act of a public officer, induced by a wrongful use of force or fear, or under color of official right.

519. Fear, such as will constitute extortion, may be induced by a threat, either: 1. To do an unlawful injury to the person or property of the individual threatened or of a third person; or, 2. To accuse the individual threatened, or any relative of his, or member of his family, of any crime; or, 3. To expose, or to impute to him or them any deformity, disgrace or crime; or, 4. To expose any secret affecting him or them.

520. Every person who extorts any money or other property from another, under circumstances not amounting to robbery or carjacking, by means of force, or any threat, such as is mentioned in Section 519, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three or four years.

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