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EXTORTION AND BRIBERY

Extortion is the unlawful exaction of money or property through intimidation or undue exercise of authority. criminal-defense-lawyers.com specializes in referring criminal defense lawyers with experience handling extortion and bribery related cases. Find a Criminal Lawyer now.

It may include threats of physical harm, criminal prosecution, or public exposure. Some forms of threat, especially those made in writing, are occasionally singled out for separate statutory treatment as blackmail.

Bribery is the crime of giving a benefit (e.g., money) in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust (e.g., an official or witness).

Accepting a bribe also constitutes a crime. Bribery is typically punishable as a felony. In any charge of bribery, some element of "corrupt purpose" must be implied or proved. Thus, in the absence of a complete statutory prohibition on the granting of favors to a public official, a gift is not a bribe unless it is given with some intent to influence the recipient's official behavior.

If you or someone you know is being accused of extortion or bribery, you or that person may be potentially facing:

  1. Incarceration
  2. Probation
  3. Parole
  4. Fines and/or restitution
  5. Other sentences
The outcome of your case will depend not only on the legal ability of your attorney but also on external factors such us your criminal record (prior convictions), current criminal status (parole or probation), and the jury feelings and thoughts towards these types of crimes among many others.

On the other hand, important factors such as insufficient evidence or claiming insanity might be part of an effective criminal defense strategy.

Since the outcome of extortion or bribery cases could be life changing, choosing an attorney requires you to be well informed and advised. To help you make the right decision, our service can provide you with important background information that includes attorney's ratings, records, and certifications.

We can refer you to a pre-screened criminal defense attorney with experience in extortion and bribery related cases. If you already have a criminal lawyer in mind click here for a complimentary criminal attorney background check.

This web site is been designed to provide educational information only and is not intended to offer legal advice. Every case is unique and outcomes will vary depending upon the facts and legal issues of your case. Please do not make any decisions about any legal matter without consulting with an attorney first. There is no Attorney-Client relationship formed by any use of the information provided. For more information please read our disclaimer.




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