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Bribery Charges: How a Public Corruption Lawyer Can Defend You

By Spodek Law Group | October 20, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2023)

Last Updated on: 20th October 2023, 04:51 pm


Bribery Charges: How a Public Corruption Lawyer Can Defend You

Being charged with bribery can be scary. It can make you feel like the whole world is against you. But don’t worry – a good public corruption lawyer can help defend you against these charges. In this article, we’ll walk through what bribery is, what laws apply, and what defenses a lawyer might use to fight the charges.

Defenses Against Bribery

Since bribery charges require proving intent, one defense is to argue there was no intent to bribe. Your lawyer may argue the payment was a normal campaign contribution, or a gift for the official’s birthday, not a bribe. Without corrupt intent, it’s not bribery.

Another defense is going after the “quid pro quo” part. Your lawyer can argue there was no official action given in exchange for the payment. If you can show the official didn’t do anything special for you, then there was no bribe.

You can also challenge whether the person you dealt with counts as a “public official.” Under bribery laws, only payments to influence government officials or agents are illegal. If the person doesn’t work for the government, bribery laws may not apply.

One more defense is to claim you were entrapped. This means undercover agents pushed you into committing bribery when you wouldn’t have otherwise. Entrapment is illegal and can get the charges dismissed.

Sentencing and Consequences

If you’re convicted of bribery, sentencing depends on the circumstances. Federal bribery involving over $5,000 can get you up to 10 years in prison. Bribery with smaller amounts or on the state level may mean less jail time. Fines are also common.

Beyond jail time, a bribery conviction stays on your criminal record. This can make it hard to get jobs, professional licenses, and government aid. Some states bar people convicted of bribery from holding public office too.

Getting an Experienced Lawyer

Fighting bribery charges takes an experienced lawyer. Public corruption cases are complex. The laws are complicated and the penalties are severe. Don’t go it alone against seasoned prosecutors.

A good lawyer will examine the evidence, challenge weak spots, and raise strong defenses. They’ll negotiate with prosecutors to get charges reduced or dismissed. An experienced bribery attorney gives you the best chance of success.

Bribery allegations don’t have to ruin your life. With an aggressive legal defense, you can beat the charges and move on. Don’t wait to contact a lawyer – the sooner you start fighting back, the better.


18 U.S. Code § 1951 – Hobbs Act

Criminal Resource Manual 2041 – Bribery of Public Officials

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