Defence in Bribery Cases
Updated on Tuesday 18th October 2016
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Bribery usually refers to bribery giving of money or other valuable things in exchange for a public official acting in a manner that benefits the defendant. Bribery is a serious offence and there is a large public interest in bribery being prosecuted in order to give applicable outcome to Parliament's criminalisation of such demeanour. If you are suspect in a bribery case it is necessary to ask for legal help and proper guidance from our defence solicitors in London.
Types of bribery in the UK
Most bribery laws mark the giver of the bribe. It is also illegal for a public official to accept or request anything valuable in exchange for a particular action. Here are a few examples of bribery in the UK, according to “The Bribery Act 2010”:
• paying a legislator with an all-expenses paid vacation if he votes in a particular way;
• giving money or other valuable things or advantages to an inspector to ignore an offence;
• commercial bribery means giving money or other valuable things to a private businessman or employee in order to enable an individual to act a certain mode in a commercial deal or purchase.
Penalties in bribery cases
Bribery,which implies both giving and receiving, is normally a crime and jail punishment will apply if found guilty. Commercial bribery is a serious offence and frequently carries less severe punishments. Public officials or employees who take bribes may also be constrained from their activity and may be ineligible to work for the government or serve in any elected or nominated position. Our team of defence solicitors in London will analyse your case and will legally guide you, in order to obtain proper results.
Defence in bribery cases
The defence attorney will tell you what to wait for in the court of law and will help you analyse and understand the criminal justice scheme so that you can obtain the best possible result, like a favourable plea bargain, a dismissal or lighter condemnation than the maximum permitted.
Please feel free to contact our defence solicitors in London for any other information or legal representation if you are suspect in a bribery case.