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Bribery is considered an effort to corruptly influence—through money or gifts—a public official in the course of that official's work. Conviction of this type of white collar crime carries severe penalties, including potential imprisonment.

At Wilfert Law, PC, we represent citizens accused of bribing or attempting to bribe public officials, as well as public officials accused of accepting or soliciting bribes. As a former prosecutor, our Ventura criminal defense attorney understands the complexities of your case and knows what it takes to either get your case dismissed altogether or your charges reduced drastically.

California Bribery Laws & Penalties

A bribe occurs when a public official corruptly makes a decision or intervenes on behalf of someone in exchange for money or something of value. Bribery can be prosecuted under both solicitation of a bribe and offering a bribe to a public officer or employee.

The law of bribery in California spreads through the following laws:

  • Bribery involving California legislative officers
  • Bribery involving executive and ministerial officers and public employees
  • Bribery involving supervisors and public corporations
  • Bribery involving judicial officers and jurors
  • Bribery involving witnesses
  • Commercial bribery

Bribery is considered a felony in California, punishable by a prison sentence between two and four years. Additionally, a convicted offender may also have to pay a restitution fine if a bribe between $2,000 and $10,000 was not actually received or if the bribe was actually received.

However, bribing a ministerial officer in an amount less than $400 is considered a misdemeanor, resulting in a maximum jail sentence of one year.

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If you have been charged with bribery and you are looking to hire an experienced lawyer for representation, we are ready to review your case and determine all of your legal options. With more than a decade of legal experience and extensive training in police procedure and investigation, our legal team has an extensive background in criminal justice that gives you an advantage in the courtroom.

Why Choose Wilfert Law P.C.?

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    I could not be more impressed with the level of communication his office showed every step of the way.

    “Mr. Wilfert is a very effective attorney and one I would highly recommend.”

    - Nick
    Jarrod Wilfert is the most capable and hardworking attorneys in this county.

    “Jarrod Wilfert is a kind, honest, and caring attorney I met him when he was a police officer he help with tragic event and help my family navigate the system. Later as an attorney he helped my child ...”

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    “A former District Attorney and Police Officer that knows the system better than anyone I know. Honest, ethical, and a criminal defendant's best advocate.”

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    Couldn’t ask for a better outcome of my case.

    “Great lawyer, helped me out of a tight spot (DUI). Couldn't ask for a better outcome of my case.”

    - Tim
    He is a very passionate, hard-working attorney, and he will tell you what you need to hear, minus sugar-coating, smoke-blowing or game-playing.

    “Jarrod M. Wilfert is an excellent attorney who also happens to be an excellent person. Jarrod knows his field and the players in it inside and out, having worked in pretty much every capacity possible ...”

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