The maximum penalty for the offence of stealing money or threatening to steal money is 10 years’ imprisonment.

What court will I go to?

Extorting money is a Table 1 offence which means that either the DPP or an accused can decide to have the matter dealt with in the District Court. If no such decision is made it will be dealt with in the Local Court.

Elements to the offence of extortion the police must prove beyond reasonable doubt:
• The accused either by words or other, accused or threatened another
• The accusation or threat was made with the intention of extorting or gaining the property of another