CRIMES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
A person is guilty of bribery if:
- He offers, confers or agrees to confer upon another
- any pecuniary benefit as consideration for or to obtain or influence the recipient’s decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of discretion as a public servant or party official, or
- any benefit as consideration for or to obtain or influence either the recipient’s decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of official discretion in a judicial or administrative proceeding or the recipient’s violation of a known legal duty as a public servant or party official.
Punishment for Bribery can be up to two to ten years in prison and up to a $100,000 fine. Representation by criminal defense attorney is always recommended.
- VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter10/section18.2-447/
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