Coercion Charges in Nevada
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney
Under Nevada State law, coercion can actually be manipulated to become
a type of catchall accusation for a wide variety of actions. This ability
stems from the general vagueness of the crime’s definition, which
involves forcing or convincing another person to do or not do something.
Like anything that is spread too thinly, coercion accusations are actually
weak, not strong, due to the generalization of the crime when challenged
by an experienced defense attorney.
When you are charged with coercion, you need a
Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer you can trust. You need someone who will not back down and knows how to
exploit the weaknesses in the prosecution’s argument. At the Law
David R. Fischer, we pride ourselves in providing aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation
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How Severe are Coercion Accusations?
To some people, influencing another to either complete or stop an action
does not seem like a crime so much as it seems like a side effect of being
charismatic. The circumstances surrounding the influencing, however, are
what can make the act the crime of coercion.
If coercion causes any of the following scenarios, it could be considered
a punishable criminal violation:
- Stopping someone from calling the authorities
- Influencing someone to give you money or benefits
- Convincing someone to commit a crime
- Preventing someone from helping another in serious need
It is important to distinguish coercion from extortion to fully understand
your charges. Extortion involves the threat of physical injury to gain
some property or currency; coercion involves similar or thinly-veiled
threats to cause or stop an action.
An Interesting Take on Coercion Charges
In Las Vegas, Nevada,
prostitution is, in fact, illegal, despite a popular misconception. Law enforcement
seem to know that not many people know this in the way that they use undercover
police officers in an attempt to catch solicitors, or johns. Coercion
becomes interesting when applied to such cases, as it could be suggested
that an undercover officer posing as a prostitute has used coercion to
convince the solicitor into the illegal act of hiring a prostitute. Would
the prosecution's claims still be valid in that case?
The Prosecution Does Not Wait, Neither Do We
When you retain the services of our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer,
we get to your case as soon as possible. We understand that more time
passed directly translates to more power given to the opposition. With
a quick and responsive approach to your needs as someone who has been
criminally accused, we hope to break through the barriers you might be
feeling around you and lead you to a beneficial case result.
Dial 702.866.9864 to start standing up for your rights and let your side
of the story be heard.