Bribery, or the trading of gifts for government influence, is a serious white-collar crime. For that reason, it is essential to have an attorney represent the accused as early as possible.
Bribery is the offer or acceptance of anything of value (e.g., money, gifts) in exchange for the influence of a government/public official or employee (e.g., government contracts, favorable treatment). Almost always, both the person offering the bribe and the person accepting the bribe can be charged with bribery.
The penalties for bribery are severe. Punishments can include prison time, fines, probation and other penalties. In addition, a conviction for bribery can bring about serious reputation damage, affecting your personal and professional future.
Given the seriousness of this crime, your attorney must build a strong defense as early as possible. The attorneys at Kope and Associates understand the many laws that apply to these cases, and will zealously use these laws to defend you. Through vehement investigation and lawyering, the experienced attorneys at Kope and Associates will try to convince the authorities to dismiss bribery charges at their inception. When these charges do go forward, the criminal defense attorneys at Kope and Associates will aggressively defend you against them.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, have assembled teams of investigators and prosecutors who handle these cases. To fight these charges, you need defense attorneys who have handled these cases, understand the nature of the charges and know how to fight them.
If you or someone you love has been charged with bribery in Harrisburg, York or surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, please contact Kope and Associates as soon as possible for a free consultation. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.