Allegations of extortion or blackmail are not taken lightly in Saskatchewan. Extortion is a serious crime that carries severe penalties. You need a criminal defence lawyer experienced with cases like these by your side. Our team has experience in all areas of criminal law, including cases involving extortion and blackmail, and we will work hard to build a strong defence for your case.
Extortion is among some of the most serious crimes you can be charged with in Canada. Extortion, or blackmail, is the act of making threats, menaces, accusations, or using weapons or violence to get someone to do something, such as pay money or perform sexual acts. If you are convicted of extortion, you could face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, with a minimum of five years in prison if a firearm is used. Because this charge is often linked with other offences, such as sexual assault or firearms and weapons offences, the Crown is likely to seek a maximum penalty.
If you have been charged with extortion or blackmail, the team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help. We have the experience and dedication necessary to ensure that your case is represented in the most effective way possible. We know how stressful it can be to be charged with a crime—especially one as serious as extortion or blackmail—and we will work hard to protect your interests and freedom. Contact us today.