Los Angeles Bribery Defense Attorney
What is Bribery?
Bribery is defined as the offer or acceptance of anything of value in exchange for influence on a government or public employee. Bribes can take various forms including gifts or payments of money and they are usually in exchange for favorable treatments. Generally both the person offering the bribe and the person accepting the bribe can be charged with bribery. 18 U.S.C. § 201 provides punishment for whoever directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity with the intent to influence that individual to act in any particular way. If convicted of bribery you may be facing large fines of up to three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value and/or imprisoned for up to fifteen years. Furthermore, you may be disqualified from holding any United States government position.
Basically, bribery is an illegal act of using goods or money to influence the behavior of another person. Usually, it is commonly found in use in a political or company environment. There have been cases where the individual attempting to bribe another person will offer money or material goods for their vote or influence to ensure an outcome favorable to their position. The individual who agrees to accept the bribe will usually behave in a manner that is not consistent with their usual manner. The individual who accepts the bribe and the individual who offered the bribe could both be criminally charged at a state or federal level of this white collar crime offense.
We Will Fight Your Bribery Charges
If you have already been arrested or facing an investigation involved bribery, contacting a seasoned Los Angeles bribery defense lawyer is a very important matter. This is a serious federal criminal offense that you should take seriously. This type of crime is not usually investigated not by local police, but by federal authorities. If you are facing allegations of bribery, you will be subjected to a lengthy and thorough investigation by a government agency and federal law enforcement.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, we are here to assist you with your legal matter and to answer all the questions you may have. Our primary goal is to provide you with aggressive legal counsel where we can use our skills and five decades of experience to assist getting you through the complicated federal legal process. You need to be aware of your legal rights so we can help you make educated decisions that may affect your freedom and future. If you were arrested for bribery, call us at (877) 781-1570 or fill out online contact form.
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