Collecting money from a deadbeat debtor can be frustrating. However, when the collection crosses the line to threats of violence or use of violence, extortion charges may follow. Extortion is treated very seriously by the courts because of the tendency to be related to gang activity. There is a wide scale of offences that may be termed Extortion. In most cases, the strength of the case often turns on the evidence of the debtor.
Kidnapping is also a very serious offence and is one of the few in Canada that attracts a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Often the offenders will have difficulty obtaining bail and will be facing 10 years or more in prison. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall have successfully defended a number of high-profile kidnapping cases.