Fairfield Sugar Daddy Extortion Lawyer
Relationships between “sugar daddies” and the “sugar babies” they pay to be in that relationship with them can be complex under even the best of circumstances. If you have been accused of extorting the other party in this sort of relationship for more money than you are already receiving, you may quickly find yourself facing surprisingly severe criminal charges for a sex crime. Guidance from a Fairfield “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer can make a big difference in how effectively you can advocate for your own rights and best interests throughout your criminal proceedings.
Is It Illegal To Be a “Sugar Baby?”
The Connecticut Penal Code prohibits state residents from offering, selling, or advertising sexual services of any kind in exchange for any form of compensation, and it likewise prohibits state residents from soliciting or purchasing such services from anyone else. However, that does not necessarily mean that being someone’s “sugar baby” is against the law in Connecticut.
While no two relationships of this nature are exactly alike, they generally involve one party paying the other to provide intimate companionship, which may or may not include sexual contact or intercourse. As a result, being a “sugar baby” is not legally the same thing as being a prostitute since it does not involve a direct exchange of money or something else of value specifically for sexual services.
This is a gray area of the law, but it can be important to understand when it comes to contesting these kinds of allegations in Fairfield. As a seasoned defense attorney can further explain, courts will generally not consider a standard relationship along these lines to be illegal extortion since the “sugar daddy” is paying voluntarily for something that is not illegal for the “sugar baby” to provide without any coercion from the “sugar baby” and without being under duress from a third party.
How State Law Defines Criminal Extortion
Where things can get more complicated is if a “sugar baby” threatens to reveal the nature of their relationship to someone else in the “sugar daddy’s” life unless the “sugar daddy” gives them more money or something else of value, as this would meet the definition of Extortion provided in Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) § 53a-119(5). This statute would also consider a “sugar baby” threatening to physically harm, damage the property of, publicly libel or slander, or damage the business and/or professional prospects of their “sugar daddy.”
Under C.G.S. § 53a-122, anyone who commits Larceny—in other words, anyone who takes property from someone else in order to deprive them of its use and take possession of it themselves—through any type of Extortion has committed a Class B felony offense, regardless of how much money they allegedly made as a result of their actions. As a capable defense lawyer could affirm, this means that a conviction for “sugar daddy” extortion in Fairfield could result in a minimum prison term of one year up to a maximum of 20 years as well as a maximum of $15,000 in fines, even for someone who has never been convicted of any other criminal offense before.
Seek Help From a Fairfield “Sugar Daddy” Extortion Attorney Today
Allegedly extorting a “sugar daddy” can land you in extremely serious trouble whether you have an existing criminal record or not. Fortunately, there is assistance available from a knowledgeable Fairfield “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer who knows exactly how to handle cases like yours based on years of experience. Call the Law Offices of Mark Sherman today to schedule a private consultation, and click here to view over 300 certified review from previous clients.