Criminal Lawyer For Commercial Bribery And Breach Of Duty To Act Disinterestedly (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-10)
Those with responsibility to an enterprise are subject to additional rules in their conduct in New Jersey.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-10, Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly, agents, officers, employees, partners, trustees, guardians and other fiduciaries, as well as lawyers, physicians, advisors, accountants, and others in similar roles can be prosecuted if they knowingly violate (or agree to violate) a fidelity of duty in exchange for any consideration.
Arbitrators, referees, and labor officials are also subject to this prohibition.
Bribery and Breach of Duty are treated as theft crimes, so the penalties that are applied are based on the value of the consideration or benefit received.
When that benefit is tabulated to be less than $1,000, you’ll face fourth degree charges with a maximum sentence of 18 months with a fine of $10,000.
If the benefit is less than $75,000, you’ll be charged with a third degree crime and face a sentence of three to five years, with a $15,000 fine possible.
If the benefit is more than $75,000, you’ll be charged with a second degree crime, and can be sentenced to five to 10 years and pay a $150,000 fine.
If you’ve been charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-10 in New Jersey, get experienced legal help right away.
If you need help with Commercial Bribery And Breach Of Duty To Act Disinterestedly charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney for free.