Bribery Defense Attorney In Miami
Helping My Clients Secure Better Outcomes
Bribery is a serious criminal charge and should be treated in kind. Those who are at risk of conviction also risk penalties that include years in prison and extremely burdensome fines. If you are under investigation or have been charged with bribery, immediately reach out to someone who can help you fight the charges against you.
For more than 40 years, my firm, Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., has provided the legal counsel many have relied on to secure better outcomes when they were criminally accused. By hiring a private criminal defense attorney, you have the benefit of receiving counsel from a bribery defense attorney in Miami who is dedicated to your case. I provide each client with a personalized defense strategy that can help them avoid or mitigate their responsibility for the charges against them.
What Is Considered Bribery?
Most people are familiar with the concept of bribery as it pertains to politics and public officials, but its implications can stretch into areas of life involving business, the judicial system, sporting events, and others like these. Any time someone offers, accepts, agrees to, or gives a bribe in exchange for some official action, bribery could be alleged.
In all instances of bribery, there is a “quid pro quo,” which is an exchange of one thing for another. These exchanges usually involve favors for money or favors for favors, but any exchange where it would be otherwise illegal to agree to one, conduct one, or meet its terms could be considered bribery.
For example, paying a judge to rule out critical evidence in a court case would be considered bribery. So too would be paying a public official to act or vote a certain way. Even making an offer to a police officer to get out of a traffic ticket can be considered bribery.
It’s important to note that no specific offer needs to actually be made – simply asking what it “would take” to compel a public official’s action can be enough to constitute bribery.
Bribery Penalties In Florida
Bribery is a second-degree felony in Florida. This means that a conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years, probation of up to 15 years, and a fine of up to $10,000. Although lesser terms of incarceration can be ordered, judges are compelled to imprison those convicted of bribery for at least 21 months.
Avoiding or mitigating these penalties is possible with help from an experienced bribery defense attorney in Miami. With more than 40 years of experience, I’ve been able to secure better outcomes for many clients facing serious charges like bribery.
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If you are charged with bribery, you probably understand the severity of the crime of which you are accused. Rest assured that it may be possible to help you beat your charges or mitigate your responsibility for the allegations against you, but only an experienced attorney is qualified to do so.
If you’d like to learn more about how representation from Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., can help, contact me online and request a free case evaluation.