According to the California Penal Code Section 92-100, bribery is giving
or offering a bribe to a judicial officer, juror, referee, or any person
who settles a controversy. The intent is to influence their decision in
their favor. Being accused of bribery is serious as it could be punished
by up to four years in person. Not only is it serious to offer a bribe,
but it is just as serious to accept a bribe. They can also be punished
by up to four years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
A bribe could include a verbal or written communication, a written book
or document exhibited, a promise of some kind of benefit, or a threat.
If in a criminal trial, someone attempts to intimidate or threaten a member
of the jury, they could be put in jail for up to a year or pay a fine
of up to $10,000.
As can be seen by the severe penalties,
bribery is taken very seriously in the state of California. If you were accused
of this crime, do not wait to talk to a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer
from our legal team. We have the skill and experience necessary to defend
even the most complex case and will work tirelessly to defend your right.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer for a consultation today!