Bribery

Chicago Bribery Lawyer

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Bribery can be found at the heart of most political and public scandals. It involves offering or taking something of value in exchange for influence on an individual or favorable treatment from them or their organization. For example, a company could bribe a government employee with season tickets for his favorite team in exchange for gaining a government contract. If police or investigators have charged you with bribery, there could be very serious consequences. You need a skilled legal advocate on your side at once. At my firm, the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, I am fiercely dedicated to defending the rights of the criminally accused. As a seasoned Chicago criminal defense attorney, I have more than 15 years of legal experience. My record of successful results proves I understand how to work toward the most favorable resolutions possible for my clients.

Penalties for bribery extend to any individual who offers, agrees to, solicits, or receives a bribe. Individuals cannot point fingers at the initiator of a bribe and use that as their defense. Prosecutors do not need a written agreement as proof of bribery, but they must show corrupt intent of some kind. In addition, a bribe does not have to result in public harm to be illegal. State law categorizes bribery as a Class 2 felony. Individuals convicted of the crime can face a maximum fine of $25,000 and up to 7 years in prison.

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Law enforcement officials are cracking down on white collar crimes, including bribery. Sentences for these crimes have grown tougher in recent years. That's why it is crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side, that is committed to you personally, and to your cause. I am extremely well versed in criminal law and have worked extensively within the criminal justice system. I give each of my clients a clear picture of their legal options, keeping them informed as their case unfolds. I also offer a free case evaluation so you can share your concerns and learn more about how I assist you. Don't risk your freedom or reputation by choosing an inexperienced lawyer. Turn to a Chicago criminal defense attorney who is ready to fight for you. Contact my firm today to get started.

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