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California Bribery Laws

Have You Been Accused of Bribery?

The white collar crime of bribery can occur in almost any field or environment in the public, private, and political sector. No matter what circumstances under which bribery charges are filed, they can have severe consequences on your personal and professional life beyond serving prison time and paying fines. It is critical to get skilled legal assistance from an experienced lawyer.

At Campbell Whitten, we are prepared to thoroughly investigate your case, collect and examine evidence, and build an effective defense strategy just for you. Our Bakersfield criminal defense attorneys understand what it takes to either get your case dismissed altogether or your charges reduced.

Bribery Definition & Penalties

Bribery is an effort to corruptly influence – by way of money or gift – a public official in the course of that official’s work. In California, the act of bribery encompasses a variety of laws, with each section dealing with a specific public official.

There are bribery laws which involve the following officials:

  • Executive and ministerial officers and public employees
  • Judicial officers and jurors
  • Witnesses
  • State legislative officers
  • Supervisors and public corporations

Bribery is considered a felony offense, punishable by a prison sentence between two and four years. In addition, a conviction may also result in paying a restitution fine based on whether the bribe was actually received or not received.

Call (661) 735-1038 to Get Started on Your Case Today

Those facing bribery charges need to understand the complications which could arise from a conviction and the need for experienced legal counsel. Our Bakersfield criminal defense lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of California law to guide you through the complexities of your case and the legal system. We are here to help you make an informed decision and get the best results possible in your case.

Contact us for a no-cost, confidential case evaluation today.