December 2, 2023 • Posted In Uncategorized
The United States successfully runs on a democracy. Therefore, the voting process is crucial for allowing citizens to hold government officials accountable, to ensure conflicts are channeled into agreeable resolutions, and to ensure that transfers of power occur peacefully. When voters feel that public corruption has inhibited democratic accountability, an election can be affected.
If you have been accused of public corruption, you may face backlash during an upcoming election. Voters who feel strongly about corruption often use elections as a way to punish corrupt officials or attempt to keep them out of office. Contact the fierce criminal defense team at Wallack Law today to discuss your public corruption allegations.
An important factor to consider in elections affected by public corruption is the charges the candidates face. The majority of citizens would state that a corrupt politician should not be reelected for public office. History has proven that this may not be the case, depending on what is at risk of losing the candidate in office.
If the public official has done a great deal of good for their community, their name may not be completely tarnished by accusations of public corruption, racketeering, or white-collar crimes. Voters want to know that politicians are doing what they say they will when voted into public office. When their promises begin being broken, the public will have no problem voting them off for accusations of public corruption.
Various crimes can occur in public office during election times. The three main categories include campaign finance, civil rights violations, and ballot and voter fraud.
The campaign finance category entails any financial misuse or bribing, including:
Civil rights violations involve crimes against voters, including:
Ballot and voter fraud entails crimes committed by voters or poll watchers, including:
Though an accusation can be made, the following actions are not a crime:
If you have been accused of any type of election crimes, our dedicated criminal defense law firm is ready to fight for you. A tarnished name and ruined election can be devastating for your political career. Let the legal team at Wallack Law represent you. Contact us today using our secure online form to schedule your free evaluation.