The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense 10 Best 2014 | 4 years Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys WHO'S WHO | Top Professional | Certified 2017 top 100 lawyer ASLA 10 best 2016 client satisfaction| American Institute of personal injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorneys American Jurist Institute 2017 American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys Personal Injury Attorney | Top 10 Attorney And Practice Magazines | 2017 Criminal Defense Attorney | Top 10 Attorney And Practice Magazines | 2019 America's top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys | 2017 | top 100
Law Offices of Kelly & Conte Law Offices of Kelly & Conte
Call Anytime - Day or Night
610-314-7066 610-314-7066
Visa | Mastercard | American Express | Discover Network
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Nation's Premier | NACDA | Top Ten Ranking 2014
10 Best 2014 | 4 years Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
2016 top 100 lawyer ASLA
10 best 2016 client satisfaction| American Institute of personal injury Attorneys
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys
Top 10 Attorneys American Jurist Institute 2017

Violent Crimes Criminal coercion

One of the Violent Crimes that an accused can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the crime of Criminal Coercion. Criminal Coercion can be found in section 2906 of the Pennsylvania Crimes code. attempted murder Criminal Coercion is a fairly serious crime. Generally speaking, Criminal Coercion is graded as a misdemeanor of the second degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of 2 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine. However, the crime can be punished by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine under certain circumstances. In order to be found guilty of Criminal Coercion, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First, that the accused acted with the intent to unlawfully to restrict an individual's ability to move about freely. Second, that the defendant restricted the victim's movement to the detriment of the victim. And finally, that the defendant threatens to either:

(1) commit any criminal offense against the victim;

(2) accuse any other person of any crime;

(3) tell other people about a secret which would subject someone to hatred or contempt;

There are a number of defenses to Violent Crimes such as Criminal Coercion. The first, defense to this crime is that the government must prove that the defendant that the defendant intended to restrain the victim. PFA lawyer Second, that the restraint hurt the victim as opposed to a situation where a victim was restrained for his benefit or protection. Additionally, there are several defenses built into the statute. Under the statute, it also a defense if the defendant believed the secret that was being threatened to be revealed was true. There are other possible defenses to the crime of criminal coercion, but it is best to consult the criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why We Succeed

Preparation.

We prepare every case as if it is going to trial. Our reputation for thorough preparation puts us in a much stronger negotiating position with prosecutors and opposing counsel.

See what our clients are saying...

Experience.

For more than 15 years, people throughout Chester County and the surrounding area have turned to Law Offices of Kelly & Conte for sound legal advice and aggressive representation.

Learn more about our team...

Commitment.

We will not accept a deal simply for the sake of closing your case. We care about your future, and we pursue every available option in an effort to secure the best possible outcome.

View our case results...
Schedule Your Free Consultation

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

West Chester Office
126 W Miner St #1
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-314-7066
Fax: 610-344-7585
Map & Directions

Pottstown Office
934 E High St #2
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610-314-7066
Fax: 610-344-7585
Map & Directions

Kennett Square Office
110 East State Street
Suite 305
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Phone: 610-314-7066
Phone: 610-422-7041
Fax: 610-344-7585
Map & Directions