Michigan City, MS asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: What kind of evidence is needed to prosecute someone for extortion?

If a person that is living in my RV after being asked to vacate the RV, tells my sister to tell me, "he will leave only if I give him the RV", is that extortion?

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Don Himmelberg

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Filing a report at your local police department may be the best course of action. They can investigate the matter and refer the case to a prosecutor if need be. As a general rule, preserving all communications you have had with a person with whom you have entered into an agreement is a good idea.

Anthony M. Avery

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: That is not Extortion. Instead it is more of a contractual negotiation or offer. You probably need to file a Detainer Warrant or possibly an Action to Recover Personal Property in General Sessions Court.

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