Many types of activity are considered bribery in Nevada. Most are felony charges that can ruin your chances of getting a job in the future and come with long prison sentences and expensive fines.
There is a misconception that white collar crimes like bribery may not punished very harshly, but in reality law enforcement is cracking down on these crimes.
There are several types of bribery that are all illegal under Nevada law, including:
Commercial bribery happens in the workplace. It involves an employee taking money or benefits for making business decisions without consulting the person in charge. A person who offers money or benefits is also liable for the same crime.
All types of bribery involve providing a person with money or other rewards to change their behavior or influence the outcome of a legal proceeding. With witnesses, jurors, and judges, the bribe is used to change their testimony or to come to a certain result in a case.Witnesses, jurors, and judges who ask for money are just as guilty of these crimes as those who offer money or other rewards.
Public officials include executive and administrative officers of the state, which can include political figures like the governor or a mayor.
A person who:
Influencing a sporting event can mean:
Commercial bribery is a misdemeanor charge that carries up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
All of the following Nevada crimes are Category C felonies, punishable by 1 to 5 years in a Nevada prison and up to $10,000 in fines:
Federal law also prohibits bribery, and is usually charged in cases that cross state lines and involve interstate commerce. “Treble damages” apply in federal cases, which means that damages are three times the amount involved in the bribery.
Bribery is a serious offense under Nevada law and federal law. Attempting to bribe someone- even if they do not agree to the bribe- can still result in a conviction.Convictions for white collar crimes such as bribery can negatively impact your future.
If you have been arrested for bribery, contact LV Criminal Defense to begin your defense today.