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I need to kno what is the maximum jail time one can get fir harassment and black mail

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Missouri

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No someone just said they were gonna post some private pics of me around my job and children school so I need to threat legal action

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Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago

So another person has threatened you with posting pics of your children at school and of you at work. Where in Missouri? What are they trying to accomplish by posting these pictures? I can give you the sentences for the actions you mention above, however, there my be more depending on the motivation.

People can post pictures of others taken in public where there is no expectation of privacy, however, this clearly seems aid at harassing you.

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Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS
Chapter 565 Offenses Against the Person
Section 565.090 Harassment.

565.090. 1. A person commits the crime of harassment if he or she:

(1) Knowingly communicates a threat to commit any felony to another person and in so doing frightens, intimidates, or causes emotional distress to such other person; or

(2) When communicating with another person, knowingly uses coarse language offensive to one of average sensibility and thereby puts such person in reasonable apprehension of offensive physical contact or harm; or

(3) Knowingly frightens, intimidates, or causes emotional distress to another person by anonymously making a telephone call or any electronic communication; or

(4) Knowingly communicates with another person who is, or who purports to be, seventeen years of age or younger and in so doing and without good cause recklessly frightens, intimidates, or causes emotional distress to such other person; or

(5) Knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person; or

(6) Without good cause engages in any other act with the purpose to frighten, intimidate, or cause emotional distress to another person, cause such person to be frightened, intimidated, or emotionally distressed, and such person's response to the act is one of a person of average sensibilities considering the age of such person.

2. Harassment is a class A misdemeanor unless:

(1) Committed by a person twenty-one years of age or older against a person seventeen years of age or younger; or

(2) The person has previously pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of a violation of this section, or of any offense committed in violation of any county or municipal ordinance in any state, any state law, any federal law, or any military law which, if committed in this state, would be chargeable or indictable as a violation of any offense listed in this subsection.

In such cases, harassment shall be a class D felony." http://law.justia.com/codes/missouri/2013/title-xxxviii/chapter-565/section-565.090

Punishment for a class D felony

"Class D felony

A Class D felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, or one year in jail. The court also can impose a fine up to $10,000 or twice the amount of financial gain to the offender." http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/felony-offense/missouri-felony-class.htm

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Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago

"Extortion and bribery are serious white collar crimes, often charged at the federal level. Extortion, often referred to as "blackmail," involves attempting to obtain property or money through threats of violence, accusations of a crime against the intended victim, or even the revelation of information about the intended victim that could be damaging to his/her reputation, relationships, or career. " http://www.ockclaw.com/legal-services/criminal-defense/extortion-bribery-kansas-city/

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Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Extortion and bribery fall under the same felony and are prosecuted as a a theft offense depending on the circumstances. These are a class D felony at a minimum.

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Where in Missouri is this occurring so I can provide a link for local Attorneys that provide FREE consultations in your area?

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Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 8 months ago

10 years depending on the circumstances would be the maximum.

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