Los Angeles Bribery Attorney
Most people realize that bribery is illegal, regardless of what purpose you might be trying to achieve. Bribery is the act of using money or something else of value to get someone to take an action or do something – usually someone in a position of power – that you can’t get them to do otherwise for example by persuading someone with the strength of your argument, so you try using money or other incentives instead. This conduct is illegal under federal law under many circumstances, and doing so might leave you in need of a bribery lawyer in Los Angeles. If you have been charged with bribery by federal authorities, contact Anand Law Group, P.C., as soon as possible.
Federal law makes it illegal to offer certain people a bribe and for certain people to accept a bribe. Bribing someone means offering something of value, including cash, in exchange for that person taking some action that is within the bribe recipient’s job duties and that the bribe recipient otherwise would not take.
People it is illegal to bribe under federal law include public officials or others, which can include:
Any employee, officer, or individual action on behalf of any branch, agency, or department of the United States government, or a local government official.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations: The FCPA prohibits bribing foreign officials to obtain business. To be convicted under this act, one must simply offer or promise to make the payment. It is not required that the bribe actually be made.
Federal authorities take bribery charges very seriously, and a conviction can result in a lengthy federal prison sentence, as well as fines that are three times the bribe offered. It might also mean disqualification from posts of honor, profit, or trust within the U.S. government.
If you are facing bribery charges, don’t waste time, as you need to start building your defense right away with a passionate advocate who will fight to protect your rights. You should talk to the Los Angeles bribery attorneys of Anand Law Group, P.C. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your situation.