Blackmail is a serious offence. To be found guilty, the prosecution has to prove that a demand has been made to someone, with serious or significant threats to that person, about what will happen to them if they don’t do what’s demanded.
The demand must be unreasonable and the threats must be an improper means of enforcing the demand. The blackmailer must be shown to have the intention to either make a gain for himself or a loss to another person.
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