Effective White Collar Criminal Defense
Have you been accused of or arrested for bribery? Are you currently under investigation for suspected bribery? The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry may be able to help you avoid jail or get the investigation stopped before any formal charges are filed. Our expert white collar defense attorneys have almost 20 years of experience in defending cases throughout Aliso Viejo, Orange County and the surrounding areas. We take each case seriously and give our clients the personal attention they need so they can feel comfortable trusting our attorneys with their defense.
A bribery conviction in California may lead to a lengthy state prison sentence, not to mention the lasting affects it will have on your business reputation and personal relationships. You may also be required to pay a fine of up to three times the amount of the bribe you are charged with. Whether you offered, accepted or paid a bribe, you can be held accountable per California state law.
Bribery in California
Bribery is the criminal offense of giving or accepting money or gifts in exchange for the actions or favor of a public official or person who oversees a public or legal duty. A simple example would be offering a police officer $1000 if he does not arrest you for DUI, even though your blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. If the officer accepted the bribe, both you and the officer could be charged with bribery.
Bribery can occur in a number of professional arenas, such as in professional sports (bribing an official or referee), in foreign affairs, in legal situations (bribing a judge, attorney, witness or jury member), and more. Regardless of the charges you may face, our lawyers may be able to help defend you in your Orange County bribery case.
We will do our utmost to fight for your rights and protect your freedom. Contact us today!