Miami Bribery Lawyer
Federal Defense Attorney in Miami
Although often associated with the realm of politics and public officials, bribery may also be associated with sporting events, business, and the judicial system. Federal law outlines a number of specific offenses related to offering, accepting, agreeing to or giving bribes in exchange for an official act.
A simple example of bribery may include a coach or other sports professional who offers a referee money in exchange for not calling fouls on a particular team in a sporting event.
Penalties for Federal Bribery Crimes
Bribery of a public official is a form of bribery covered in U.S. Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 11, Section 201. This offense is defined as directly or indirectly offering, giving or promising anything of value to a public official, with the intent of influencing the actions of that individual. This offense is punishable under federal law by up to 15 years of imprisonment as well as a fine of not more than three times the value of the bribe.
The individual convicted of this crime may also be disqualified from holding any public office in the future. Either the person accused of offering or accepting a bribe may face federal charges for this offense. Even if money does not exchange hands, the simple offer or agreement may suffice.
Enlist a Miami Federal Defense Attorney for Your Bribery Case
Have you been accused of bribery? In any context, bribery charges may have detrimental consequences to your reputation, your career and your future. Fortunately, Miami Defense Attorney Michael Mirer can meet with you to talk about your charges, inform you of your rights and also give you valuable information about your legal options so you can handle this situation as soon as possible and have the opportunity at reaching a positive case result.
For the experienced and aggressive legal help you need in the face of your Florida bribery charges, contact a Miami federal lawyer at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
You deserve the best representation, and Attorney Mirer can provide you with the level of service and counsel you need.
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