Extortion is a particularly serious crime for which you can
end up for years in jail. This article provides punishment
till 15 years of imprisonment, that, without exaggeration.
In simple layman the word extortion is most often associated
with popular, especially in the 90-ies of the word racket.
Indeed, most often, extortion is the demand of money or
property under threat of physical violence or disseminates
information that can cause considerable harm to a victim.
Itself criminal article 163 of the criminal code of Russian
Federation provides wide opportunities for its application
for the investigating authorities. Sometimes, only one
emotional phone call when you witness his debtor to go to
prison. In addition, often in order to impute criminal
charges more serious, investigators may be transferred to
the extortion of a banal robbery.
Law enforcement agencies if a criminal case is always best
accusatory and maximum number of articles of the criminal
code, in order to ensure convictions and to protect
themselves from possible penalties for unreasonable bringing
to criminal liability.
Therefore, if charged with extortion must be as well suited
to self defense. To be able to distinguish between extortion
robbery or robbery. Thus, under article 163 of the criminal
code of the methods of extortion be expressed in the
1. The threat of the use of threat or violence not dangerous
to life and health.
2. The threat of spreading information that dishonors the
victim and his loved ones, and can also cause them
3. Threat of destruction or damage to property.
The threat is intimidation of the victim before doing so.
Extortion is characterized by direct intent and that this
intent or its absence is the most important factor to prove
the guilt or innocence of a citizen.
For example, the same banal joke on the phone or just tough
talk, the investigator will be a direct intent and for the
citizen will turn to sky in the box. And, to prove that
you're a law-abiding citizen in the fight against the system
is simply impossible.
Only a competent lawyer will be able to clearly perform,
collect all the necessary evidence, find witnesses, to
detect procedural violations during the investigation.
A qualified lawyer wisely and properly build a defense that
is able to refute all the arguments of the prosecution. In
no case should one try to defend himself or to trust his
fate to the so-called "duty lawyers". Only a professional
technician are able to protect your interests with the most
favorable result for you.