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.