EXTORTION DEFENSE LAWYER MILWAUKEE
In Wisconsin, crimes having to do with theft or property damage such as burglary, fraud, or arson, can include everything from stealing a TV set to burning down a large building.
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WHAT IS EXTORTION IN WISCONSIN?
Wisconsin statutes 943.30(1) states:
Whoever, either verbally or by any written or printed communication, maliciously threatens to accuse or accuses another of any crime or offense, or threatens or commits any injury to the person, property, business, profession, calling or trade, or the profits and income of any business, profession, calling or trade of another, with intent thereby to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatever, or with intent to compel the person so threatened to do any act against the person's will or omit to do any lawful act, is guilty of a Class H felony.
HOW DO YOU PROVE EXTORTION?
The state must prove 3 elements:
- That you made a verbal or written statement
- That the statement maliciously threatened to accuse another of something they did not do
- That you made this statement to profit financially
This is commonly referred to as blackmail, and it is illegal. Even if the allegation you want to make is true, it is illegal to demand hush money. The burden to prove your guilt rests on the state and absent a taped encounter, it will be difficult for the state to meet its burden.
Wisconsin penalty for Extortion:
3 years in prison
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