Bribery and Extortion

Bribery In Florida

I Was Charged With Bribery In Florida. Will I Go To Jail? Pursuant to Florida Statute 838.015, Bribery is when:

  • A person or a public official corruptly;
  • Offers or agrees to accept a thing of value;
  • With the intent to influence an official action.

What Are The Penalties For Bribery In Florida? Bribery is a Second Degree Felony in Florida.  If convicted, you are subject to the following penalties:

  • Minimum mandatory 21 months in prison.
  • Up to fifteen (15) years in prison.
  • Up to fifteen (15) years of probation.
  • Up to $10,000 in fines.

Extortion In Florida

I Was Charged With Extortion In Florida. Will I Go To Jail? Extortion in Florida is when a person:

  • Maliciously threatens to either:
  1. Accuse another of any crime or offense;
  2. Injure the person, property or reputation of another;
  3. Expose another to disgrace;
  4. Expose any secret affecting another; or
  5. Impute any deformity or lack of chastity to another.
  • With the intent to either:
  1. Extort money or any pecuniary advantage; or
  2. Compel any person to do any act or refrain from doing any act against their will.

What Are The Penalties For Extortion In Florida? Extortion is a Second Degree Felony in Florida. If convicted, you are subject to the following penalties:

  • Up to fifteen (15) years in prison.
  • Up to fifteen (15) years of probation.
  • Up to $10,000 in fines.

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