Demands with menace is basically the legal term for blackmail and is defined under Section 21 of the Theft Act 1968. If the police are dealing with this matter, they may look to bring a charge against you, however there are 2 recognised defences for this type of act, and if you are able to satisfy one of them then there would not be a conviction. The act States that the defence is reasonable grounds for making the demand and that the use of the menaces is a proper means of reinforcing the demand. If you are charged with the offence then you may wish to instruct a defence solicitor.
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