Chicago Bribery Lawyer
Skilled Representation for Chicago Defendants
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.
Turn to a Knowledgeable Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
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.