Public Corruption

New Hampshire & Maine Federal Crime Attorney

Public corruption is a crime committed by a member of any government office - county, state, or federal - that abuses their position for personal gain. This occurs most often in the form of bribery, which is defined in N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §640:2 as offering or giving any amount of pecuniary benefit to a public official to influence their behavior, or to accept or agree to accept such benefit as a public official in exchange for a change in behavior.

Public corruption can also include abuse of office as defined in N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §643.Abuse of office is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000. Bribery, however, is a Class B felony and may result in a prison sentence of up to seven years, as well as a fine of up to $4,000. Hire a New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer today if you have been arrested for such a serious crime.

Unless your case is dismissed as quickly as possible, your reputation and career could be negatively affected. The attorneys with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. are here for you, so call now to discuss your options.

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