Defense Attorney Helps With Bribery In Official And Political Matters (N.J.S.A. 2C:27-2) Charges
Public officials must be held to high ethical standards, and the fair exercise of their duties is protected in part by N.J.S.A. 2C:27-2, Bribery in Official and Political Matters.
Under the statute, offering or accepting any benefit in order to influence how official duties are carried out is a crime of the second degree, which can land both parties to a bribe in jail for between five and 10 years, and leave them with fines of up to $150,000.
The only exception is when the bribe is for a very small amount, less than $200.
In that case, you’re facing a third degree charge, and will only face up to five years in prison if convicted.
Obviously, bribery is a serious charge, and you should get experienced legal help right away.
Attorney Matthew Reisig has been helping people in New Jersey avoid the worst consequences of criminal conviction for almost 20 years.
For help with Bribery In Official And Political Matters charges, call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.