Computer and Internet crime, which is commonly referred to as cyber-crime, has increased over the past few years due to the advancement in technology. Personal information such as credit card information, a person’s social security number as well as banking details can all be easily obtained with only one click from a mouse. As a result, these crimes often go unnoticed for ann extended period of time. When people think of computer and internet crimes, they usually only think of credit card fraud and identity theft. There are a number of internet crimes.
Criminal computer crimes include:
- Child pornography
- Identity theft
- Computer hacking
- Computer fraud
- Cyber stalking
- Soliciting sexual acts of a minor
- Internet gambling
- Unauthorized use of a computer
- And others
Legal Consequences of Internet Crime
All of these violations may be described as a cyber-crime, and a lot of them can hold very severe penalties—based on the type and severity of the crime. An individual, who is convicted of a computer crime such as computer tampering in the first degree, may face severe penalties of up to $5,000 in fines and/or up to 15 years in prison. Even if the internet crime is not as severe such as computer trespass, you can still face some serious consequences like $5,000 in fines and up to 4 years in prison. If you or a family member have been accused of a computer crime, it is important that you act immediately to find a highly skilled criminal defense attorney with the correct set of skills, knowledge and expertise to act in the best interest of your defense.
Computer & Internet Crime Defense Attorney in Knoxville, TN
Seek advice from a Knoxville, Tennessee defense attorney immediately if you believe that you are under investigation or have been charged with any type of cyber-crime. Also, contact one of our qualified attorneys if you have been found guilty of any internet related crime. The chances that law enforcement has already gathered evidence against you could be possible and it could be that you are already under investigation.
In either case, by consulting a lawyer immediately, you are giving yourself the best opportunity at a successful outcome. Having a powerful set of resources and a wealth of knowledge for your defense is an important part of defending computer & internet criminal violations.
In some cases, when the client’s legal rights have been violated by the police, a court challenge may be filed regarding the actual violation that may lead to the evidence being suppressed, and as a result, the case being dismissed.
Not only do our Knoxville, Tennessee Lawyers have the necessary legal experience, they also have effectively litigated a number of internet crime cases over the years.