Arizona Blackmail Attorney
Blackmail is an act that someone commits when they threaten to go public with some kind of information against another person that could harm that person. This is also known as extortion. In some states blackmail is charged as extortion. In other states blackmail is a charge by itself and can be charged in conjunction with extortion.
We see blackmail happening within our society all of the time even if we don’t realize it. For instance, we have seen damaging information come out about celebrities and politicians. Sometimes this is the result of someone not getting what they want from the person they released the information about. Money is typically the motivation behind these acts.
Blackmail is a crime that always costs more than it pays. The blackmailer is never guaranteed to get paid. Instead, an innocent person gets hurt. This is why those being blackmailed are told to never given in. Even if the information is damaging, it is best for the blackmailed individual to come clean. But there are times when a person can be accused of blackmail and they didn’t do it at all.
Because you can expect blackmail to be combined with other crimes, the penalties can be quite harsh. A person can be looking at thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison, depending upon the extent of the crime. That is why it is important to have an attorney working with you who knows how to navigate the laws around blackmail and what needs to be done to show the truth in the case.
Phoenix Federal Crimes Defense
Revealing the truth in a case means looking at it from every angle. A person can say they were blackmailed when they weren’t. This is a false accusation and false accusations happen frequently. In fact, it is found that some blackmail cases are misunderstandings or someone simply trying to retaliate against another. Other times, there may be legitimate claims of blackmail. Despite this, there are ways to ensure that the penalties are not the harshest, even when convicted. When you hire Myles A. Schneider, he will work hard to make sure you are not convicted.
Contact A Phoenix Blackmail Lawyer
If you have been accused of blackmail by a person or an organization, then you need to have a competent attorney with you through every step of the case. Myles A. Schneider is very methodical in how he approaches a case, making sure no stone is unturned. This is so the facts behind what really happened can be shown to the prosecutors and/or the court. Even if there is some guilt in the matter, that does not mean the end of the road for you. Call us today at 602-926-7373 for a free consultation.