Description

Bribery of County Supervisors or Public Corporations is to give or offer a bribe to any member of any common council, board of supervisors, board of trustees of any city or county, or public corporation with intent to corruptly influence such member in his or her action on any matter or subject pending. Every member of any of the bodies who receives or offers or agrees to receive any bribe upon any understanding that his official vote, opinion, judgment or action shall be influenced, may be charged with a felony and disqualified from holding any public office or trust.

What does the prosecutor have to prove?

1. Defendant gave, offered or promised to give a bribe to a member of a common council, board of supervisors. or board of trustees of any county, city and county, city or public corporation.
2. Defendant acted with the intent to corruptly influence such member in his or her action on any matter or subject pending. and
3. Any member who agrees to receive any bribe upon the understanding that his official vote, opinion, judgement or action shall be influenced thereby or shall be given in any particular manner or upon any particular side of any question or matter upon which he may be required to act in his official capacity, is punishable by imprisonment, shall forfeit his office and forever be disfranchised and disqualified from holding any public office or trust. [PC 165]

Punishment

Felony: 2years/3years/4years
With probation 0-364 days

 

Can this be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor (“wobbler”)?No
Is this charge a strike?No
Is this charge a “serious felony”No
Is this charge a “violent felony”No
Do I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?No
Do I have to register as a drug offender if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to own or possess a firearm if convicted?Yes
Do I lose my right to vote if convicted?Yes
Am I eligible for a local sentence (PC § 1170(h)) if convicted?No
Am I eligible for PC § 1000 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I eligible for Prop. 36 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I required to give a DNA sample if convicted?Yes
Is this charge considered a “crime of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes?Yes
Is this charge considered a “aggravated felony” for immigration purposes?May
Is this charge considered a “controlled substance violation” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “domestic violence” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “firearm conviction” for immigration purposes?No