by Max Brantley
A legal scholar sends this statute book clip:
5-52-105. Attempt to influence a public servant.
(a) A person commits the offense of attempting to influence a public servant if he or she threatens violence or economic reprisal against any person or uses deceit with the purpose to alter or affect a public servant's decision, vote, opinion, or action concerning any matter which is afterwards to be considered or performed by the public servant or the agency or body of which the public servant is a member.
(b) Attempt to influence a public servant is a Class A misdemeanor.
Why in the world would he look this up? Oh, right, maybe this.