Aggravated Extortion

  • That the defendant,
  • in the State of Colorado, at or about the date and place charged,
  • without legal authority, and
  • with the intent,
  • to induce another person against that other person’s will to perform an act or refrain from performing a lawful act,
  • made a substantial threat to confine or restrain, cause an economic hardship or bodily injury to, or damage the property or reputation of, the threatened person or another person, and
  • threatened to cause the result[s] by means of chemical, biological, or harmful radioactive agents, weapons, or poison.

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Aggravated extortion is a class 3 felony. The potential penalties include 4 to 12 years in prison with 5 years of mandatory parole and a fine of up to $750,000. Under certain circumstances aggravated extortion can also include the crime of violence sentencing making it punishable by 10 to 32 years in prison.

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Extortion typically requires a threat to be made to the person or property of the victim. It is not necessarily a threat to cause physical injury, it can just be a secret that would result in embarrassment or financial loss.

There are defenses to extortion that can be used to get the case either dismissed, reduced, or win an acquittal at trial. These include elemental defenses like the lack of a threat or absence of substantial threat, observation of coercion, or lack of ability to carry out the threat and the alleged victim’s knowledge.

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