Under Nevada law, there are several types of bribery. Some of the most common bribery charges involve commercial bribery; bribing a witness, judge, juror; bribing a public official; and sports bribery.
Commercial bribery takes place in the workplace and happens when a person offers money without the consent of the employer in order to influence someone’s conduct regarding a commercial affair or business practice. A person can also be charged with commercial bribery if he or she accepts money or some other benefit in exchange for an agreement that will influence someone’s conduct regarding a commercial affair or business practice. When an employee offer or accepts money with the intent to improperly influence conduct regarding business matters, a person can be charged with commercial bribery. Commercial bribery is a misdemeanor and can result in up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000.00.
Bribing a Witness, Judge, or Juror involves the payment of money or other benefit or reward to a witness, judge, or juror in order to influence their testimony, or sway or encourage them to come to a certain result in a case. Most often this crime involves a defendant or someone on behalf of a defendant offering money to influence a witness, judge, or juror; but it is also illegal for a witness, judge, or juror to ask for money or compensation. If a witness, judge, or juror asks for money, he or she is also likely guilty of bribery. Bribing witness, judges, or jurors is a class C felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
Bribing a Public Official involves executive and administrative officials such as a mayor, governor, and members of municipal governments such as city or county officials. This too is a class C felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
Federal law penalties for bribery can be even greater and often apply in cases that cross state lines or involve interstate commerce.
If you have been charged with a bribery offense, call The Wright Law Group today. Our attorneys have the experience to help you prepare the best possible defense. Call us now at (702) 405-0001 to arrange a consultation.