THEFT BY EXTORTION § 13-1804

A person commits Theft by Extortion by knowingly obtaining or seeking to obtain property or services by means of a threat to do in the future any of the following:

Cause physical injury to anyone by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument
Cause physical injury to anyone except by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument
Cause damage to property
Engage in other conduct constituting an offense
Accuse anyone of a crime or bring criminal charges against anyone
Expose a secret or an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject anyone to hatred, contempt or ridicule or to impair the person’s credit or business
Take or withhold action as a public servant or cause a public servant to take or withhold action
Cause anyone to part with any property
Theft by Extortion is a Class 4 Felony unless the threat of physical injury involves a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. There are certain specific affirmative defenses or exceptions.

Our Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona area criminal defense attorneys with The Law Offices of Kevin Breger, can discuss the affirmative defenses available to those charged with this crime.

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