Crimes that use the internet or cyberspace, piggy back on databases, breach the cloud, private servers, and other internet related equipment to steal valuable information, defraud people or institutions, extort or embezzle funds, perform insider trades, commit identity theft, do physical harm to people, violate privacy rights, cause serious breach compromising private data, hack private systems, commit software piracy, are complex in nature. With rapid advancements in technology, legislation can barely keep up with internet and cyber crimes. If you have been charged with committing a cyber or internet crime, it is advisable to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney by your side, to advise you of your rights, the nature of your crime and your legal recourse.
Internet/ Cyber Crimes include but are not limited to:
- Breach of Computer Security and stealing Data
- Denial-of-service Attacks
- Electronic Terrorist Threats
- Identity Theft/Fraud
- Insider Stock Trading
- Network Intrusions (hacking) to commit fraud or intent to harm people
- Online Impersonation
- Online Solicitation of a Minor
- Pirating private Intellectual Property and Software
- Tampering with Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine
- Tampering with Governmental Records
- Website Defacements
Penalties for Internet/ Cyber Crimes
Due to the wide range of internet crimes, penalties vary in severity. Internet crimes can be prosecuted at the State and Federal level. Furthermore, internet crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the circumstances. Various aspects of the crime have to be analyzed and pieced together to make for a strong defense. Having a good experienced attorney by your side helps a lot. He/she can advise you of your legal rights and your options available, when your case is presented in a court of law.
Defenses for Internet/ Cyber Crimes
There are many affirmative and mitigating defenses for internet and cyber crimes available. Explaining your situation in complete confidence to an experienced attorney will help you in more ways than you realize.
Val Zuniga has years of experience in internet and cyber crime related cases at both State and Federal courts. Call us at 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) today to protect yourself. It is important to understand your rights. Zuniga Law Offices, P.C. can help. We are ready and available to help assess, evaluate, and defend your case. We offer you the chance to a free consultation before you decide to employ us to represent your best interests and protect your rights.