What is Bribery?
Bribery is a criminal offence that can encompass various forms of activities intended to provide a benefit to another person without it being legitimately earned. Bribery can include a promise or an offer to another person to provide a benefit, or in fact providing that benefit. The intention behind offering the benefit would often be to influence a decision, or for the purposes of promoting a business advantage.
Bribery can be proven even if the other person does not accept the offer or the benefit.
Bribery & The Law
The offence of Bribery is covered under Section 249B of the Crimes Act 1900.
Going to Court – “What am I looking at?”
Bribery is an extremely serious charge carrying a maximum penalty of up to $1 million dollars in fines and/or 10 years imprisonment, dependent upon the size of the bribe and the material advantage obtained.
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If you have been charged with Bribery, contact one of our offices today and seek the legal assistance of experienced professionals in this field.
At Lawyer Call we will conference with you regarding your circumstances that gave rise to this charge and offer expert legal opinion on how to best deal with your Court proceedings.
Contact our experienced team of Defence solicitors to obtain appropriate and honest legal advice regarding the prospects of defending this charge and the best course to proceed when going to Court.
Alternatively, if a plea of guilty is more appropriate in the circumstances, our Lawyer call Defence Criminal solicitors have in-depth preparation in gathering and analysing specific medical and supporting documentation to assist your case and make relevant sentencing submissions addressing the early plea of guilty, the value of the money laundering, the circumstances of the offence, as well as any subjective factors that will present an overall picture to achieve the best possible outcome before a Judge and obtain a more lenient sentence.