So i know that court appointed public defenders are over worked and under paid. I was thinking of offering a results based cash spiff of anywhere between 100-350$ depending on the results. My thinking being that money would otherwise go to fines and it might be a little motivation to push for a good outcome. Now my question is if there would be any legal issues in doing this, and if not would it be seen as a welcome gesture, or inappropreate and insulting?
1 Answer from Attorneys
That would be a completely illegal gratuity to a public official.