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Bribery

New York City Bribery Lawyer

Powerful Defense Against Your Bribery Charge

If you have been charged or arrested for bribery or bribe receiving, you need to think about how to protect your rights and your reputation. With the help of a NYC criminal lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, you can build a solid defense against all charges.

Because a bribery offense can negatively influence your ability to keep a government office or other public service office, you need to ensure that your rights and your good name are protected in the best way possible. Even if you never actually received any money, services or items of value, you can still be charged with this white collar crime.

Contact our New York City criminal defense attorney to discuss your legal options and find a legal solution.

What are the penalties for bribery?

It is a crime to offer or accept money, services or items of value in exchange for influence on government activity. In New York, you can be arrested for bribing another individual or accepting a bribe yourself. A bribery conviction has the potential to ruin your reputation, especially if you are in a position of responsibility or public service. Many have been humiliated and ostracized because of a bribery conviction.

According to the New York Penal Code 200, there are three degrees of bribery with which one can be charged.

Bribery in the Third Degree
Bribery of the third degree, the least serious, is given when you offer or agree to confer any sort of benefit upon someone who is running for public office. This can vary from financial benefits to future job promises to vacations. The punishment for this type of crime is up to seven years in state prison.

Bribery in the Second Degree
If you are caught offering or conferring benefits over $10,000 to a public servant with the understanding that their actions will be influenced by your offer, then the crime is considered bribery in the second degree. This is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Bribery in the First Degree
The last degree, bribery in the first degree, is the most serious of all bribery charges. The charges are increased from second degree if you bribe someone to influence an arrest or prosecution of an individual. The consequences for first degree bribery are a jail sentence of up to 25 years.

Fight Back With the Help of Our Firm

You need a competent, aggressive and experienced defense attorney to stand by you and defend your rights while you face a possible bribery conviction. You deserve a powerful and determined advocate from our firm who is dedicated to providing you with a well-thought-out and comprehensive defense. The attorneys at our firm have almost half a century of combined experience in a wide variety of criminal defense cases.

Many bribery cases in New York can involve other charges like grand larceny or enterprise corruption, so it is essential that you enlist the help of a criminal defense lawyer from our legal team who is versatile and experienced in all defense areas.

Contact a white collar crime lawyer from the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation! We aggressively fight white collar charges for residents of New York City, including the communities of Yonkers, New Rochelle, and White Plains.

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