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In Your Defense After A Bribery Charge

Bribing a public official is a federal crime, as is accepting a bribe as a public official. If you are accused of either offense in Texas, your legal situation is dire. You may lose your job, be publicly disgraced and be barred from holding positions of honor. You may also be severely penalized through the federal court system. Before your situation worsens, get a strong defense team on your side.

The attorneys at Daniel & Halstead have more than 65 combined years of experience. If they take your case, they will apply creativity and determination to your defense. Scrutinizing the evidence and any allegations that led to your investigation or arrest will be essential. A timely response can make a great difference in your bribery federal criminal case.

Details Behind The Charges

Questions to look into if you have been accused of bribery or accepting a bribe include the following:

Who is a public official?

If a transaction between you and a public official – or between you and a member of the public if you are a public official – is cited as evidence of your participation in bribery, definitions matter a great deal. You or the person you may have bribed might be a federal employee, an elected official or anyone acting on behalf of a branch of the U.S. government.

What kind of transaction has been described as bribery?

Bribing a public official means giving them something of value in exchange for official acts or favors such as decisions, influence or contracts.

Can a prosecutor show that you intended to commit bribery or receive a bribe?

Intent is part of the crime of bribing a public official. The question of intent can be difficult to prove. If the firm’s attorneys represent you, they may use the doubt involved in proving intent as a defense. Psychological factors are often an intricate part of a defense strategy. The firm’s attorneys have years of experience exploring all paths that may lead to a favorable outcome.

Fight Back After Being Charged With Bribery

Do not let your bribery case stand as a threat to your reputation or freedom. The firm’s defense attorneys are ready to find the key to getting your charges dismissed, reduced or refuted.

Learn what it will take to get your defense underway and then get started for your future’s sake. To schedule a consultation, call the San Antonio office at 210-987-5276 or send an email inquiry.