Murrieta Bribery Charges Defense Attorney
Accepting or Giving Money for a Particular Outcome
Have you been accused of commercial bribery? California Penal Code Section
641.3 prohibits the exchange of anything of value or any promise of undertaking
that is asked of, given, taken or accepted with corrupt influence. Commercial
bribery applies to people who are trying to bribe an employee of a company
to end something in their favor, or the employee who is accepting the
bribe. Commercial bribery is a serious crime that could land you with
severe penalties. As a misdemeanor it is punishable by up to 12 months
in jail, while as a felony, it carries a sentence of up to 3 years of
Bribes against public officials carry the highest penalties. Public officials
are defined as law enforcement officers, attorneys, coroners, politicians,
councilmen, judges, jurors or witnesses. Any apparent bribe to these public
officials can carry enhanced imprisonment or jail times, fines and the
receiving party may be forced out of the position of power.
Are you under investigation?
If you are under investigation or if you feel that a criminal investigation
of commercial bribery is imminent, there a few things you should know.
Defense for these accusations is possible. There is always a way that
an experienced attorney can lend value to your case. You do not have to
speak with any officials or answer any questions pertaining to your investigation
until you speak with a Murrieta fraud defense lawyer.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for You
An experienced criminal attorney can build a defense case to aid in your
charges. Perhaps the bribe was a misunderstanding that was perceived as
a criminal act by a bystander? Maybe you were intoxicated or maybe there
was an apparent mistake. A joke or a spur of the moment comment can be
perceived as a bribe. Regardless of the circumstances in which led up
to your charge, it is important that you
contact a Murrieta fraud defense attorney who can fully evaluate your case and help you build a sound foundation
to acquit you or reduce your charges of bribery.
Since 1999 the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates, has provided experienced
and assertive defense representation for clients charged with commercial
bribery, embezzlement, fraud and other theft-related crimes in the Temecula,
Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona
and Riverside, California, areas. To schedule a
free consultation and to learn how we can be of assistance, contact our office by calling