Federal Offenses: Bribery

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15th Nov 2023

What is bribery?

Under Florida law, bribery is defined as offering, promising or agreeing to the exchange of money, services or goods for the purpose of influencing a public official’s performance of his or her duty

Bribery may relate to the following:

• Public officials
• Peace officers
• Judges
• Jurors
• Sports officials

For example, a driver may attempt to bribe a police officer to get out of a speeding ticket. A construction company owner may attempt to bribe a public official to ensure that he or she is given a certain government project.

Bribery of a public official is classified as a second degree felony in Florida. This particular type of offense is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

If you have been arrested for bribery in Miami, then you may want to call an experienced criminal defense attorney for legal advice.