Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Buffalo Area Bribery Defense Attorney J John Sebastian


Most people in the Buffalo area area know bribery when they see it. . To  the average person, there is no exact  formula that comes into play  when deciding whether or not  your conduct constitutes bribery. Maybe it was only a few dollars to  get into a club. Maybe it was much more. Did you commit the crime of  Bribery? Does it matter if this person was a public servant or a private  citizen in the eyes of New York’s criminal law? . Should your actions  be criminal in  nature or perceived by prosecutors to be such, you will require the  assistance of a Buffalo Area criminal lawyer to challenge what allegedly happened.
One  of the biggest concerns you will face if arrested, indicted for the  crime of Bribery in New York State , is the potential sentence  you may  receive.  Because each degree of Bribery is a felony, even a first time offender  faces a potential term of  state prison. While there is  no mandatory minimum for Third or Second Degree Bribery, these crimes  are punishable by up to seven and fifteen years respectively.

 It is important to know that there is  one statutorily  identified defense to Bribery found in the New York Penal Law. That  defense is founder under NYSPL section 200.05. It  states that if you bribe a public servant as a result of  that person attempting to or actually committing the crimes of extortion  or coercion against you, then there is a defense to your actions. Because this defense is a legal defense, you should consult  with a Buffalo Area criminal lawyer to ascertain whether or not it is  applicable in your case.

J John Sebastian Attorney
J. John Sebastian, Attorney
 J. John Sebastian, Attorney

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