Here Are Three Examples of Blackmail
Video Transcribed: Is blackmail a crime in Oklahoma? My name is Jason Sorensen. I’m an Oklahoma attorney. Today, we’re going to be talking about blackmail in Oklahoma.
First, blackmail is communicating an intent to extort or gain anything of value from another person or compel another to do something against their will. So three examples of that would be threatening to accuse somebody of a crime that they’ve committed if they don’t give you something in return or do something in return
A second example is exposing some kind of fact or information about someone that would subject them to ridicule or contempt in society.
Another example would be threatening to report someone as being illegally present in the US. Those are three examples of blackmail. To answer the primary question here, yes, blackmail is a crime in Oklahoma. And not only that, it is a felony offense. So it is taken very seriously here.
The punishment for blackmail in Oklahoma can be a fine of up to $10,000 or prison time of up to five years, and it could be both. So like I said, it is taken very seriously here.
If you are thinking about blackmailing somebody, don’t. And if you are being blackmailed by someone else, then call an attorney immediately. You can visit makelaweasy.com for more information or give us a call at Wirth Law Office to speak with a Tulsa defense attorney.