The prosecution will be looking for ways to demonstrate that those accused agreed to act together and therefore, conspiracy to commit extortion is evident. Extortion is a crime that is linked to, but not the same as blackmail. Blackmail is when somebody threatens to disclose information that would be detrimental to the victim, in exchange for cash, goods, services or other valuables.
Extortion is when a person is threatened with physical force, violence or use of power unfairly to access cash, goods, services or other valuables. The power or authority concerned may even be a governmental power.
In order to secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove to the jury that two or more people have an assumed or implied agreement or plot to extort. They must produce either circumstantial or direct evidence that there was a real intention there to access goods, money or services through coercion.
If you find yourself in the position of being accused of conspiracy to commit extortion, including making threatening communications to somebody, you need to take legal advice. By securing professional legal help early on, the matter can be dealt with rapidly and discreetly. In some cases, before criminal proceedings are brought before the court, the case can be dispensed.
Being charged or arrested or even just invited to the police station for a chat can be anxiety-inducing and nerve-wracking.
Unfortunately, there’s a genuine chance of being found guilty and convicted if the matter reaches court. The outcome would be the receipt of a hefty sentence of prison.
If the police have notified you that you are under investigation, you must take legal advice as to the best course of action. Our team are known for the determination required to get results while being friendly and helpful.
Have you been charged or arrested for conspiracy to commit extortion?
Being accused of being involved in a conspiracy to commit extortion case is very stressful. If you or a loved one is charged or arrested, you’re likely to be feeling anxious about what will happen.
In some situations, people are accused, but they have not had any involvement. In these cases, it’s essential to get any links removed and names cleared from circumstances as soon as possible.
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What type of actions are considered for conspiracy to commit extortion?
Every conspiracy case, including conspiracy to commit extortion cases, is when two or more people agree to a course of action that involves working together to break the law. It may be that they had the intention to get cash in exchange for threats of physical violence.
The role of the prosecution is to demonstrate that the accused were acting together and to provide evidence to prove that there was some form of ‘agreement’ between those involved. The agreement may be implied or assumed, but the intention was to secure access to money, goods or services through coercion.
Examples of this might be threatening to hurt somebody if they don’t pay them £100 a month, forcing somebody to allow a person to live in their home or they will beat them up and securing access to IT services, or they will violently hurt them.
What happens in a case of conspiracy to commit extortion?
It can be very stressful to be under investigation in a conspiracy to commit extortion case. The accused will feel anxious and worried about whether the case will lead to their conviction and a prison sentence. Loved ones and dependents will also have worry and fear.
Hiring a competent team of legal progressional who have already worked on cases of this nature is essential.
Trials for conspiracy to commit extortion offences will generally be held before a judge and jury at a Crown Court. In some cases, the hearing may begin at the Magistrates Court and then be directed to the Crown Court.
The prosecution will often work on collecting evidence from social media, mobile phones and other communication channels. It’s normal to find the experience very stressful and concerning.
Despite every conspiracy to commit extortion case being unique, speaking with an experienced legal professional will provide you with some peace of mind.
Have you been falsely accused of Conspiracy to commit extortion?
There are often cases where the accused played no part in a conspiracy to commit extortion case. If you are charged, but you have been wrongly accused, it’s crucial to engage an experienced solicitor to provide you with the legal support you need to get the case dismissed.
It’s a common occurrence for people to be accused of a crime, in order for the prosecution for uncovering who was involved. Mud-throwing is an exercise that is true of conspiracy to commit extortion cases in addition to other crimes. Only experienced legal professionals can recognise the signs of this practice and will have the expertise required to challenge them before they reach court.
Find out more before the interview
Finding out that you or your loved one is now under investigation is something that would make anybody feel uncomfortable and filled with dread. The accused is likely to be invited to the police station to discuss the circumstances around your involvement in the conspiracy to commit extortion charge.
Police are trained in the tactics of securing convictions, and this is their goal. They will ensure that not all evidence is disclosed until they feel it’s the right time. By doing this, they are hoping that you’ll inadvertently incriminate yourself as you won’t know what they know. This is when having a good lawyer by your side is priceless.
There’s no doubt that if you attend a police station without a lawyer, you’re putting yourself into a risky situation. A competent criminal solicitor will give you the protection that only somebody with legal knowledge is capable of.
The police will put you under pressure. They will provide a high-pressure environment and will ask you probing questions designed to put you under stress. Navigating this, whilst they withhold information won’t be comfortable for you. Their goal is to get you convicted. Without a lawyer by your side, you’re quite likely to be charged with conspiracy at the end of the interview.
Can the police search my home?
As part of their investigation, a search warrant from the courts will be requested by the police. They will want to look around your home and maybe even your workplace as they hunt for evidence that will incriminate you and provide evidence for their prosecution. You may even find yourself and your family placed under surveillance.
Could you go to prison for conspiracy to commit extortion?
If the court finds you guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion, you are likely to be sent to prison. This is a very stressful time for both yourself and your family. This is why it’s so important to hire the services of a good lawyer.
Engaging a criminal solicitor who handles conspiracy to commit extortion cases regularly could prevent this from happening.
What type of sentence could you get for conspiracy to commit extortion?
The offence of committing extortion in tandem with a conspiracy offence is not something that the courts will take lightly. If you are convicted, they are likely to hand you a prison sentence.
Read more about sentencing for Conspiracy to Commit Extortion offences
What mitigating factors may be considered in sentencing?
Plotting and planning crimes with others, otherwise known as conspiracy is not something that the courts want to encourage. It’s therefore a crime that is penalised harshly. If you’re convicted, you’re likely to be handed a penalty in alignment with what happened, and what the outcome was.
Does a conviction for conspiracy to commit extortion go on your criminal record?
You’ll be given a permanent criminal record if you’re found to be guilty at your conspiracy to commit extortion case.
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