Bribery Charges and Penalties
Evade a Criminal Conviction
In California, bribery is described as an unethical, corrupt attempt to influence the actions of a public official or employee, a witness in a court case, or individuals in a commercial business setting, usually through gifts of money, favors or other material and intangible things of value. Bribery was made punishable by law in order to curb efforts by corrupt individuals to influence elections, court decisions, trials, company contracts and any other action that may give the offender an unfair advantage or an undeserved reward.
There are very few positive potential outcomes when facing serious bribery charges. Those who are convicted of bribery commonly face multi-year prison terms and financial penalties that can range very high, depending on whether the bribe was received. Elected officials who are found guilty of accepting bribes are disqualified from holding office in California, which will stop a career in its tracks. An experienced attorney with deep knowledge of California bribery laws is absolutely critical in any pursuit of minimized or dropped charges as well as not guilty verdicts.
Effective Defense You Can Count on
The criminal defense law firm of Okabe & Haushalter consists of a team of accomplished, driven attorneys who are dedicated to the advocacy of the accused in all matters of criminal defense. Our firm focuses on working closely with clients in order to build a strong defense strategy that will provide the best opportunity for a favorable outcome. We have handled many high-profile cases in our years of service, and our attorneys are regularly called upon to discuss legal matters in the media. We are prepared to represent the accused on either end of a bribery charge. Whether you have been charged with offering or accepting a bribe, our firm knows the necessary steps to give you the best chance at facing down your charges and being able to walk away from them.