Norwalk Sugar Daddy Extortion Lawyer

While it is not all that uncommon for relationships between “sugar daddies” who pay for intimate companionship and “sugar babies” who get paid for providing that companionship to end in less than amicable ways, sometimes these interactions end with allegations of criminal extortion made by the former against the latter. Even a first-time conviction for this type of sex crime could lead to years of prison time and thousands of dollars in fines. If you are dealing with an accusation along these lines, contacting a Norwalk “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer for legal support should be your top priority.

“Sugar Daddy” Relationships Versus “Sugar Daddy” Extortion

Being a “sugar baby” exists in somewhat of a gray area in the Connecticut Penal Code. While the law is very clear about prohibiting the direct sale of sexual services in exchange for compensation of any kind, it does not specifically address the sale of intimate companionship—which may or may not involve sex—in exchange for compensation. As a result, “sugar daddy” relationships are not technically illegal in Connecticut, which means a “sugar daddy” generally cannot press charges against someone else just for charging or attempting to charge them more money in exchange for companionship.

What is against the law in Connecticut, though, is threatening to cause any kind of harm to a prospective, previous, or current “sugar daddy” unless they continue to pay for companionship or provide more compensation to their “sugar baby” than they are already providing. This would likely qualify as Larceny by Extortion, which Connecticut General Statutes §53a-122 defines as Larceny in the First Degree— a Class B felony punishable upon conviction by between one and 20 years in prison and a maximum of $15,000 in fines.

Importantly, “harm” in this context includes not only physical injury, but also financial harm, personal property damage, damage to someone’s business or career prospects, damage to someone’s public reputation or private life, emotional distress, and psychological trauma. As a Norwalk “sugar daddy” extortion attorney can further explain, this means that threatening to reveal the nature of a “sugar baby” relationship to the family of a “sugar daddy” unless they provide additional compensation can also be treated as criminal Extortion.

Can a “Sugar Daddy” Sue Their “Sugar Baby?”

One other important thing to understand about “sugar daddy” Extortion allegations is that an extorted “sugar daddy” may have grounds to pursue both criminal and civil cases against the “sugar baby” and/or other people who extorted them. This typically only happens if the person or people engaging in the extortion scheme actually make good on their threat and cause some form of harm to their target, as an experienced defense attorney can further explain.

Talk to a Norwalk “Sugar Daddy” Extortion Attorney About Legal Options

Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut take Extortion allegations very seriously, including those that stem from a relationship between a “sugar daddy” and a “sugar baby.” Fortunately, you have important legal rights in a situation like this, which a seasoned Norwalk “sugar daddy” extortion lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark Sherman can help you enforce in pursuit of the best possible resolution to your circumstances. Call us today to schedule your confidential consultation, and click here to view our Avvo profile with over 300 certified reviews to see what our past clients have to say about working with us.

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