Public corruption is any form of abuse or breach of public trust committed by a federal, state, or local official. All government officials – whether they were elected, appointed, or hired – are prohibited from soliciting or accepting anything of value that sways the performance of their official duties.
If you have been charged with a public integrity violation, your career and your future could be on the line. You need a trusted San Antonio public integrity attorney to stand up for you and serve as your voice. At LaHood Norton Law Group, we fight aggressively to protect clients facing these types of serious charges.
Public integrity laws are in place because individuals and entities at all levels of government have the potential to violate our country’s code of ethics.
Public integrity laws exist to:
Public officials are expected to uphold integrity in their day-to-day work. As public servants, they are bound by a strict code of ethics.
Examples of common public integrity crimes include:
The Bexar County Public Integrity Unit investigates and prosecutes crimes committed by public servants, which includes government employees and elected officials. This Unit also prosecutes financial crimes and computer crimes committed against children, including solicitation of a minor online and child pornography possession.
Bexar County’s Law Enforcement Integrity Unit investigates and reviews allegations of police misconduct and brutality, including shootings involving law enforcement officers.