Bribery is committed any time an “official” directly or indirectly trades
influence in his or her official duties for anything of value. An official
can be a just about anyone entrusted to oversee the public’s business. Assets
need not even change hands. Just the promise of something of value for official
misconduct is considered a bribe.
The laws that define bribery are spelled out in Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Many provisions (§§ 201-209) deal with influencing officials in different ways — testimony, official duties, collusion to allow fraud, etc. Others deal with bribery as it relates to other crimes. For example, §1956 includes bribery in the list of crimes that help define money laundering.
Jurisdiction over most types of federal bribery cases lies with the FBI. The Bureau investigates the bribery of public witnesses and officials, bribery around federally-funded programs, bribery in sports, and in other areas. The U.S. Postal Service also has jurisdiction when it comes to bribery and use of the mail.
Individuals found guilty of bribery face up to 15 years in prison as well as steep fines and possible civil action.
As with many types of white-collar crime, if you are accused of bribery, the outcome of your case will depend upon a number of factors. An experienced attorney at Joffe Law can help weigh those factors and develop a strategy for your defense, as well as challenge the charges and evidence against you from a well-grounded position.
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
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Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine