Code Section

Penal Code - PEN

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [100 - 7914]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 13. OF CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY [450 - 593g]

  ( Title 13 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 7. Extortion [1427 - 3273.16]
  ( Chapter 7 enacted 1872. )

  
522.  

Every person who, by any extortionate means, obtains from another his signature to any paper or instrument, whereby, if such signature were freely given, any property would be transferred, or any debt, demand, charge, or right of action created, is punishable in the same manner as if the actual delivery of such debt, demand, charge, or right of action were obtained.

(Enacted 1872.)