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    New Haven Sugar Daddy Extortion Lawyer

    Any intimate relationship built around one person paying for the company of the other is more likely than most to be an emotionally and legally complicated affair—and if the “sugar daddy” involved in such a relationship comes to believe their “sugar baby” is extorting them, that complexity can quickly lead to serious criminal charges and, potentially, life-altering sanctions. If you have found yourself in a situation like this, contacting and working closely with a New Haven “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer could make all the difference in your case and whether the outcome fundamentally changes the course of your life.

    Understanding “Extortion” as a Criminal Offense

    While being a “sugar baby” is not strictly illegal under the current Connecticut Penal Code, that is only because paying for intimate companionship technically falls outside the language used to criminalize “Prostitution” (specifically, providing sexual services for compensation). Extortion, on the other hand, has a very specific definition in the Penal Code that law enforcement officers and court authorities know how to effectively pursue charges under.

    According to subsection (5) of Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) § 53a-119, Extortion is a form of Larceny which entails someone compelling or inducing another person to give them money, property, services, or something else of value by threatening to do one or more of the following to that second person if they fail to comply with that demand:

    • Damage their personal property;
    • Physically injure them or some other person;
    • Abuse a position as a public servant to cause them some kind of harm;
    • Accuse them of a crime or otherwise cause them to face criminal charges;
    • Commit any other criminal offense or cause them any other form of harm;
    • Testify—or refuse to testify—in a way that would harm their legal claim or defense;
    • Cause damage to their business by unlawfully causing a strike, boycott, or similar labor action; and/or
    • Reveal information or otherwise speak publicly about them in a way that will lead to “hatred, contempt, or ridicule.”

    As a qualified attorney can further explain, “extortion” in the context of “sugar daddy” relationships in New Haven usually involves a “sugar baby” demanding more money from their “sugar daddy” under threat of revealing the nature of their relationship in a way that would publicly embarrass them and/or damage their personal and professional life.

    Contesting Allegations of “Sugar Daddy” Extortion

    It is important to understand that failing to successfully execute a plan to extort a “sugar daddy” does not mean the people involved in that plan cannot still face criminal charges for Extortion. Maximum criminal sanctions upon conviction for these acts include up to 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines. For this reason, it is vital that you build an effective defense against “sugar daddy” extortion allegations in New Haven with the help of a trusted lawyer.

    Often, defense strategies require proving that the defendant’s actions did not meet all the criteria to constitute Extortion as defined in the Connecticut Penal Code. For example, if a “sugar baby” threatens to reveal the nature of their relationship with a “sugar daddy” but does not use that threat to demand money or any other kind of payment, they may still face civil liability for damaging the reputation of their “sugar daddy,” but they would not have committed felony Larceny by Extortion. Likewise, stealing money from a “sugar daddy” could still lead to lesser Larceny charges, but it would not automatically be prosecuted as Larceny in the First Degree in every situation.

    Contact a New Haven “Sugar Daddy” Extortion Attorney for Help

    Dealing with the aftermath of a “sugar daddy” relationship is never easy, especially if your former “sugar daddy” is trying to pursue very serious felony charges against you. Fortunately, you have help available from an experienced New Haven “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark Sherman who knows exactly how to handle situations like yours in proactive and effective ways. Call our team today to schedule your confidential consultation, and click here to view our Avvo profile with over 300 certified reviews from former clients to see what they have to say about working with us.