Florida Bribery Laws
Criminal Defense Attorney in Tampa, Florida
There are many different types of white collar crimes; these are most often committed by high salaried professionals, are financially motivated, and are non-violent. One common white collar crime is bribery; according to Florida law this is the act of offering, promising, or agreeing to an exchange of money, services, or goods for the purpose of influencing a public official's decision or performance of their duty. There are many individuals that can be the target of this crime, and there are many different ways to be guilty, or even charged with this crime.
If you have been arrested and charged with this crime, then it is important to know that you could face serious penalties for conviction. Even offering a bribe can result in legal action against you; in addition, if you have been charged with accepting a bribe, then you could face serious penalties for conviction. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., we understand the laws surrounding this situation, and you can be sure that we will work with you to pursue the favorable outcome that you need.
Penalties for Bribery in Florida
If you are charged with the crime of bribery, then you could face serious penalties for conviction. Bribery of a public official in the state of Florida is classified as a second degree felony; if you are convicted of this crime, then you could face up to 15 years in Florida state prison, and/or up to $10,000 in fines. Facing charges of this crime can cause a great deal of emotional hardship; you may be experiencing fear, anxiety, and uncertainty regarding the future among other emotions.
Representing the Criminally Accused
Our firm understands the severity of the situation that you face; if you have been arrested and charged with the crime of bribery, then you could face serious penalties for conviction, and it is vitally important that you have skilled representation on your side. We can provide you with the representation that you need, and you can be sure that we will stand by you and work with you to pursue the results that you need. Your situation is important to us, and you can be sure that we will put our experience and skill to work for you in your case.
Our firm has been serving the residents of Tampa, Florida in various criminal defense matters for a number of years and we can put this experience to work for you. We offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your case without any financial obligation or commitment on your part. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation, and to begin the process of retaining the skilled and experienced representation that you need on your side.