My Brief Solicitors

Enter your telephone  number and we will call you back FREE
Call us 03300 883 963
now on 01634 544544


What we can do for you ?
Benefit Fraud
Brief Guide to criminal Law
Can I Appeal
Conspiracy and organised Crime
Criminal Appeals
Drug Offences
Bail in the Youth Court
How Legal Aid Works
Mortgage Fraud
Robbery and Armed Robbery
Sexual Offences
Theft from employer
At the Police Station
At the Magistrates Court

I have been arrested for blackmail. What does this mean ?


Blackmail is demanding something from someone and then gaining from this demand. The demand must be unwarranted and ‘with menaces’ – a threat from the blackmailer to do something for not agreeing to the demand. The threat doesn’t have to be something illegal and doesn’t even have to be true. An example would be demanding £10,000 from someone in order to refrain from telling the world of their affair with someone.

There is a defence if the demand is made on reasonable grounds and the threat is a proper way to make the demand. This exists to cover those chasing legal debts such as banks when they send letters threatening repossession of a home unless they get paid.

Extortion is similar to blackmail. It involves obtaining money, property or services from another through threats of physical harm: “pay up or else” is an example. Protection rackets are a form of extortion.

All cases are dealt with only in the Crown Court. The maximum sentence is 14 years.

My brief Solicitors have an extensive record of dealing with this complex area of law and use only the most experienced barristers.

Your case is safe in our hands

Call us now on 0845 5674 999 or 01634 544544

My Brief Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. | Reg no. 520971

My Brief Solicitors Copyright ©