Coercion is a criminal offense related to kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. It occurs when one person coerces another to do something against their will, usually by a threat of physical force or some type of blackmail or bribery. The main difference between coercion and kidnapping is that the victim is not transported to another place and there is a difference in the degree of force used. Coercion is a much broader crime and can even relate to other felonies such as extortion. If you have been charged with coercion you need the best criminal defense lawyer you can get. A conviction for some crimes of coercion can result in a long prison sentence.
Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to defend you against any criminal charges. When someone is suspected of illegally coercing another, they are facing a serious criminal matter. In order to be convicted, the prosecution must prove that there was a serious physical threat, act or extortion or similar criminal activity to compel the victim into engaging in unwanted conduct. Our criminal defense lawyers will analyze the evidence, review the stories of witnesses, and research your case in order to create a strong criminal defense strategy for your case. If you have been charged with coercion contact our criminal defense attorneys immediately to get a free consultation on your case.