Criminal Attorney Helps With Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-10) Charges
Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-10) is charged when a person solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept a benefit for knowingly violating a duty to fidelity.
The charge isn’t only applied to business executives. People like physicians, accountants, attorneys, and even a company’s employees can be charged under the statute if they engage in behavior that violates a trust in exchange for compensation of some kind.
When the benefit received is less than $1,000 in value, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-10 is a crime of the fourth degree, with a sentence of up to 18 months if convicted, and fines of $10,000.
When the value of the benefit is between $1,000 and $75,000, you risk a sentence of 3-5 years, and fines of $15,000.
When amounts are over $75,000, you’ll be charged with a second degree crime and face up to 10 years and $150,000 in fines if convicted.
These can be complex cases to try, and there are often other charges attached. Do not take your chances on an inexperienced attorney.
If you or a family member need assistance with Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.