New Canaan Sugar Daddy Extortion Lawyer
While acting as a “sugar baby” to a “sugar daddy” who is paying you for intimate companionship is not strictly against the law in Connecticut, trying to extort additional money, goods, or services out of your “sugar daddy” very much is. In fact, most courts treat it as a high-level felony. If you are facing sex crime allegations of this kind, you should speak with a New Canaan “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer about your defense options sooner rather than later.
Defining “Sugar Daddy Extortion” as a Criminal Offense
Extortion is one of the 18 distinct actions listed under Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) § 53a-119 that constitutes criminal “Larceny,” which the same statute specifically defines as taking or otherwise wrongfully obtaining property from someone else with the intent of depriving that person of their property’s use and/or benefitting from its use personally. Subsection (5) of this statute states that someone commits Extortion by compelling or inducing someone else to give them money or personal property by making them reasonably fear they will be subjected to any of the following if they refuse:
- Property damage;
- Any criminal act;
- Physical injury to them or a third person;
- A false accusation that they committed a crime or any other action which leads to criminal charges being filed against them;
- Exposure of a secret—or some other public allegation, true or false—which would lead to public ridicule, hatred, or contempt;
- Causation of a strike or other labor action affecting their business;
- Testimony against them in court, or a refusal to testify in their favor; and/or
- Abuse of duties as a public servant to cause them harm.
Since both parties have to consent to an exchange of money or something else of value for intimate companionship, the act of being a “sugar baby” alone does not constitute Extortion of a “sugar daddy.” However, any threat to harm a “sugar daddy” in any way—including by revealing the nature of their relationship to their spouse or other family members—unless they continue to pay for companionship and/or provide more money than they did originally may result in criminal charges that could warrant assistance from a New Canaan “sugar daddy” extortion attorney.
Civil Liability for Extortion of a “Sugar Daddy”
Under C.G.S. § 53a-122, committing Larceny by Extortion is always considered Larceny in the First Degree, which itself is categorized as a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines upon conviction. In addition, anyone who causes personal and/or professional harm to a “sugar daddy” by threatening them as part of an Extortion scheme may be civilly liable for damages caused by that harm.
Importantly, a “sugar baby” may hold civil liability for damaging the reputation of their “sugar daddy.” A “sugar daddy extortion defense lawyer in New Canaan can go into further detail about possible angles to these sorts of claim during a confidential consultation.
Work With a New Canaan “Sugar Daddy” Extortion Attorney
Any time a relationship between a “sugar daddy” and a “sugar baby” goes public, it can lead to significant personal, financial, and sometimes legal trouble for everyone involved. Fortunately, you have help available with the lattermost problem from a knowledgeable New Canaan “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark Sherman, who has helped people through situations much like yours in the past. Call today for a confidential consultation, and click here to view what our previous clients say about working with us.