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PC 92 Bribery of Judicial Officer
Every person who gives or offers to give a bribe to any judicial officer, juror, referee, arbitrator, or umpire, or to any person who may be authorized by law to hear or determine any question or controversy, with intent to influence his vote, opinion, or decision upon any matter or question which is or may be brought before him for decision, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three or four years.
What are the elements of PC 92?
1. Defendant gave or offered a bribe to a judicial officer, or any person authorized by law to hear or determine any question or controversy in this state.
2. Defendant intended to influence him or her in respect to any act, decision, vote, opinion, or other proceeding as such officer.
Can I go to prison if I am convicted of a violation of Penal Code Section 92?
Yes, if convicted, you may be sentenced to 2,3, or 4 years in prison. If probation is granted, it may include up to one year in county jail.
Is PC 92 a moral turpitude crime?
Yes, a violation of PC 92 can cause serious repercussions for future employment opportunities and state licensing issue, among many other issues.