This section looks at offences from the Crimes Act (NSW), Crimes Act and Criminal Code Act (Cth) and Independent Commission Against Corruption Act (NSW) in relation to corruption and bribery. If you have been charged with a corruption offence, our knowledgeable corruption & bribery lawyers based in Sydney can assist you in understanding your options and how to best navigate the legal process.
Corruption, as a term, covers a broad expanse of criminal conduct which benefits a party by convincing another, who has power or authority, to do or not do something to the party’s benefit or the benefit of another. This is a benefit the party would not ordinarily be entitled to and is often achieved through bribery. Alternatively, corruption can also be causing detriment to another, one of which they would not ordinarily be subject to. This definition, while appearing broad, is narrow when compared to the various cases and legislation on the subject.
The courts have always been severe when it comes to dealing with offenders who commit corruption offences, which is why advice and representation by experienced and knowledgeable legal practitioners is so crucial.
Corruption offences include:
- Corrupt commissions or rewards
- Misleading documents or statements used or made by agents
- Corrupt inducements for advice
- Corrupt benefits for trustees and others
- Aiding, abetting etc.
You can find out more information about these corruption offences by selecting from the list on the left.
Bribery & Corruption Lawyers Sydney Based
If you have been summoned to a compulsory examination at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), The NSW Crime Commission or the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission or have been charged with a corruption, bribery or corruption-related offence, speak with the professional bribery and corruption lawyers at J Sutton Associates. We have NSW Law Society accredited specialists in criminal law, with decades of experience acting for people who have been examined, investigated and charged with corruption offences. Contact us on 02 8080 8055 for personalised advice and service today.