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Under the Penal Code § 641.3(a), any employee who solicits, accepts or agrees to accept money or anything of value from another individual other than his or her employer, other than in trust for the employer, corruptly and without the knowledge or consent of the employer in return for using or agreeing to use his or her position to benefit the other individual and any individual who offers or gives an employee anything of value, such as money, under those circumstances, is guilty of bribery.
(b) This section does not apply where the amount of the money or monetary worth of the thing of value is one hundred dollars ($100) or less.
If you are caught guilty of bribery, you may be at risk to face maximum penalties such as:
Being charged with any type of criminal offense can be devastating to an individual, a family and a community at large. Without the assistance of a seasoned and aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, you may find yourself facing the named penalties for committing bribery.
Even if you are innocent, the prosecutor will work tirelessly until he or she finds incriminating evidence against you and present it to a jury. Anything you may have said at the time of the arrest or any suspicious behavior observed while under investigation could act as ammunition against you in a court of law.
Don’t leave your future without a safeguard – call us today! The legal team at Okabe & Haushalter has been there for dozens of people undergoing bribery charges and even secured minimum sentencing in the largest public official bribery case in U.S. history. With the help of a creative criminal defense lawyer at your side, you may find yourself free of consequences.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter if you or someone you know has charges of bribery against them.