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Synonyms for extortion

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an exorbitant charge

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unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

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the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

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3) Under well-established constitutional doctrine, the Constitution's full procedural protections, especially the necessity of proof beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury at trial, apply to elements of offenses.
39) Alternatively stated, the principle requires proof under the procedures applicable to elements of offenses for "the assessment of facts that increase the prescribed range of penalties to which a criminal defendant is exposed.
They should instruct their personnel to make detailed documentation of observations and actions that support the elements of offenses and to exclude First Amendment expressions and noncriminal statements.
10) When weighing the admissibility of convictions, federal and military courts embraced this ambiguity by regularly "looking beyond" the elements of offenses to consider whether the circumstances of a crime--not just the crime itself--involved dishonesty or false statement.
check] Review the elements of offenses and how the facts meet those elements.