Extortion

This crime is regulated in article 243 of our penal code, within the title of crimes against patrimony and against the socioeconomic order.

For this crime to be committed, different elements must be present. The perpetrator acts for profit and, through the use of violence or intimidation, forces a third party to perform or omit a legal act or business to the detriment of his own assets or those of another person. This crime is punishable with imprisonment from one to five years. As in other crimes, since violence or intimidation must be present for this crime to take place, another autonomous crime can be caused at the same time, such as, for example, the crime of injury.