Bribery is the act of giving, offering or soliciting something of value to influence another's decision or action in breach of the recipient's legal duty. Traditionally, bribery has been considered the practice of paying money or giving gifts to another person - typically a public official or someone who has a public or legal duty - to influence that individual's behavior to be in a favorable light toward the giver. Hilder & Associates, P.C., represents and defends clients who have been accused of both accepting bribes and offering the gifts to public officials.
In addition, Hilder & Associates, P.C.,. has successfully defended public officials who have been accused of accepting kickbacks - typically money or some other form of remuneration - in return for awarding government contracts or in some way influencing preferential treatment for a company or individual. While public officials have been the most frequent targets of kickback allegations, such accusations are also prevalent within organizations - such as non-profits - where there is the potential for contracts to be awarded and funds to be spent in a bidding process.
Our understanding of the complexities related to defending bribery and kickback allegations - whether at the level of a higher-profile public official or in the rank-and-file of an organization - enables Hilder & Associates, P.C., to routinely reach positive outcomes for our clients.
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