Michigan Bribery Lawyer
If you have been charged with bribery in Michigan, you could be facing loss of your job, jail, large fines and a criminal record. You want an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights and build a successful defense. The attorneys at Jeffrey Buehner, PLLC have successfully defended clients facing felony and misdemeanor criminal charges for over two decades.
Types of Bribery
It is a felony under Michigan law to pay a bribe of any type to a public officer. Pursuant to MCL 750.117, bribery occurs when a person offers or promises to give any money or thing of value to a public officer with the intent to influence an act, vote, opinion, or official decision of that public officer.
It is also a felony for a public officer to accept a bribe. Pursuant to MCL 750.118, it a felony for an executive, legislative, or judicial officer to make an official act in exchange for something of value. This offense is punishable by up to ten years in prison and and a fine of up to $5,000.
Under MCL 750.119 it is a felony to bribe ‘an appraiser, receiver, trustee, administrator, executor, commissioner, auditor, juror, arbitrator, or referee by giving, offering, or promising any gift or gratuity with the intent to bias the opinion or influence the decision of that appraiser, receiver, trustee, administrator, executor, commissioner, auditor, juror, arbitrator, or referee regarding any matter pending in a court, or before an inquest, or for the decision for which the appraiser, receiver, trustee, administrator, executor, commissioner, auditor, juror, arbitrator, or referee was appointed or chosen.’ It is likewise a felony for any of the preceding individuals to accept a bribe.
Public Corruption / Bribery Defense
If you find yourself in a situation involving any form of bribery or corruption, your reputation and your freedom are on the line. You need a Michigan criminal defense attorney you can trust. Jeffrey Buehner is a former Prosecutor with Over 23 Years of Criminal Law Experience. A lawyer with decades of experience in criminal law, long-standing relationships with local prosecutors and judges and a stellar reputation in the legal community. You need attorney Jeffrey Buehner. Call now for a free consultation: (248) 865-9640.
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