Los Angeles Bribery Lawyer
Bribery is a white collar crime which can be charged not only against the person who offers the bribe but also against the individual who accepts it. In fact, the bribe does not need to be accepted in order for the person who offered it to be charged. Important components of this crime include offering something of value to a public official with a corrupt intent to unlawfully influence them in their actions. This could include anything from trying to influence a vote or get a bill passed to receiving contracts for services or getting out of a ticket.
Crimes of this nature are taken very seriously and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Bribery is a felony and the penalties for being found guilty include large fines, jail or prison sentences and the public official will lose their position in office. Having a record of bribery will negatively affect your future prospects, especially when it comes to employment. If you have prior felony convictions, bribery can constitute your third strike, resulting in a prison sentence of 25 years to life, without the possibility of parole. At Diamond & Associates, we firmly encourage those who are being investigated or have been arrested for bribery to consult with a dedicated Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our firm for help.
Fighting Bribery Charges
The key to success in fighting bribery charges is having a very strong defense. Without there being any corrupt intent, you cannot be convicted. It may also just be a matter of a misunderstanding which has now escalated to being charged or arrested. Your attorney will go over every aspect of your case in order to formulate the correct legal strategy that will be most effective in your case.
We offer an initial free case evaluation which we urge you to take advantage of so that you can be confident in your choice of law firms.
Contact a Los Angeles bribery lawyer for legal assistance if you are being investigated or have been arrested for bribery.