What are examples of blackmail?
Taking a person hostage and demanding a ransom, threatening to damage property if demands are not met, threatening to harm a person if they do not do a certain thing.
The offence of blackmail in NSW carries a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment.

For a person to be charged with blackmail, the following elements must be proven beyond reasonable doubt:
A person makes a detrimental and unwarranted demand which intends to:
• Obtain a gain
• Cause a loss
• Influence the exercise of public duty
Blackmail is a serious charge that carries heavy penalties. However, there are a wide range of penalties available to the court, and a wide range of conduct that can bring you within the charge. It is necessary that you seek legal advice so legal experts such as Talty Law can assess your case and provide specific advice to your matter.