Personalized Defense Against Bribery Charges
Bribery Of Public Servant
To prove the crime of Bribery of a Public Servant, the State Attorney must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The person bribed was a public servant.
- The person charged [gave] [offered] [promised] to the public servant bribed the thing described in the charge in this case.
- The bribe was something of value, benefit, or advantage to the public servant bribed not authorized by law.
- The [gift] [offer] [promise] was made for the purpose of corruptly influencing the public servant bribed in the performance of some act or omission that
The person charged believed to be [within the official discretion of the public servant bribed] [in violation of a public duty of the public servant bribed] [in performance of a public duty of the public servant bribed].
The public servant bribed represented as being [within his or her official discretion] [in violation of his or her public duty] [in performance of his or her public duty].
“Corruptly” means acting knowingly and dishonestly for a wrongful purpose.
Fla. Stat. § 838.015(1)