Should Celebrities Face Jail Time?

Has Your Favorite Celebrity Been Charged with College Bribery?

Should celebrities face jail time?

That is a question we are certain is being talked about on social media. Oftentimes, we read about how these people that make millions of dollars are caught doing drugs, reckless driving, money laundering, and in the latest case, bribery. Are celebrities and professional athletes exempt from the law? Some people may think so while others would disagree. The laws also vary from state to state so depending on where the criminal act occurred can also dictate the punishment. Currently, the college bribery story is in the news so it will be interesting to see how this one plays out. At last check, actress Felicity Huffman pled guilty while actress Lori Loughlin pled not guilty. Either way, this case is one to watch.

Florida Laws – Bribery and Fraud

In Florida, there are specific laws with regards to bribery and fraud. Bribery is defined as the act of offering, giving, receiving, or using money with the intent to influence the behavior or a public servant or other individual. Essentially, bribery is when someone gives someone else money or something of value to make sure there is a specific outcome. Bribery can also be a federal offense. In Florida, bribery is a second-degree felony and can result in jail time up to 15 years, fines, and a criminal record. Fraud can result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record.

How Can 49th Street Bail Bonds Help?

49th Street Bail Bonds has bailed clients out of jail for charges such as bribery, fraud, embezzlement, DUI, drug trafficking, and more. To start the bail bond process, please call 727-592-0000. Our bail bond office has a bail bond agent ready to assist you 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year.

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