Bribery in California
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In California, not only does a bribery conviction result in imprisonment
and fines, but it can also ruin your career and reputation. Fortunately,
our Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys at
Appel & Morse can help. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have successfully
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CA Bribery Laws & Penalties
Bribery is an effort to influence, through providing money or gifts, a
public official in a corrupt manner in the course of that official’s
work. The law of bribery in California extends through various laws, dealing
with numerous individuals such as public officers, legislative officers,
public corporations, judicial officers and jurors, as well as witnesses.
Bribery is mostly considered a felony, punishable by a state prison sentence
between two and four years. In addition, a conviction also results in
paying a restitution fine.
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Bribery is a specific intent criminal offense, which means that there cannot
be a conviction without corrupt intent. If you are accused of bribery
and you didn’t mean to wrongfully influence any kind of official,
having an experienced attorney on your side can help you either get your
case dismissed completely or your charges significantly reduced. Our Santa
Barbara criminal defense lawyers can investigate your case, collect and
analyze evidence, and build a strong defense strategy to protect your
rights and future.
Do not hesitate to
contact us and discuss your legal options immediately.