Houston Extortion Lawyer

Extortion is any act of using one’s own position of power to receive money or property of another person.  It’s similar to bribery, but involves a person using their official place of power (e.g. law enforcement) as leverage.

The Houston Criminal Lawyer understands exactly what is at stake in these types of cases.   Extortion is a very serious crime.  Even just an accusation of extortion could completely destroy a person’s professional life, especially if the person is a highly regarded business or government official.  It’s far more than a potential jail sentence, but your personal and professional reputation on the line.

Extortion is most always treated as a theft crime, but the consequences for an extortion crime depend greatly on the details of the case.  If you are charged with only a misdemeanor crime, you may have to face a period of probation, a fine, and perhaps restitution.  But if your crime is deemed worthy of a felony charge, you could find yourself in state or federal prison.

At our law office we aggressively represent clients who have been charged with or are under investigation for a white collar crime such as identity theft. With our years of experience we can successfully and effectively fight your case in a court of law. Houston white collar crime attorney Tad Nelson handles cases in Houston, Texas and various other surrounding communities.  Contact our office today for a FREE no obligation consultation with an experienced Houston criminal lawyer.