Coercion of a Public Servant or Voter

We count on our representatives to offer us protection under the law. Our government relies on its members to be honest and trustworthy. Unfortunately, the system can and has been manipulated by dishonest individuals through acts of bribery or coercion.

Coercion of Voters

Coercion is the act of forcing someone to do something that he or she would normally not do through acts of deceit or intimidation. If a representative or potential representatives abuses his or her authority to get someone to vote for him or her in an election or vote against someone else, he or she can be charged with coercion of a voter. Our politicians are meant to represent the individuals who voted for them. If a voter is coerced or forced into voting for someone he or she does not support, then he or she has lost representation in the polls.

Coercion of a Public Servant

If the actor coerces a public servant, such as an officer, then he or she can also be charged. Past cases have included public officials using police officers to get a certain act done that he or she would not want the public to know about. Police officers are normally offered rewards for their actions and are sometimes threatened by these officials. If the police officer is threatened to commit a felonious crime, then the actor will be charged with a third degree felony under Texas law.

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If you or someone you know has been charged with coercion of a public servant or coercion of a voter, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today

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