Extortion & Blackmail

Asked over 1 year ago - Miami, FL

What is the difference between Extortion and Blackmail?
What type of penalties could be imposed for each?

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  1. Eric J Trabin

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Extortion and blackmail are essentially the same thing. There is a slight distinction under Common Law but under Florida Statutes they are the same. The level of punishment depends on the seriousness of the crime. The penalty could be a fine, probation, or some sort of incarceration.

    This is not to be considered legal advice nor does an attorney-client relationship exist.

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