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