Minnesota Internet Crimes Lawyer
As the cyberspace has become one new territory for crimes to happen, it has also created the urge for new laws to regulate how individuals should use the internet safely.
From breaking into work servers to gaining access to unauthorized files, from scamming to cyberbullying, the internet has made it easier for criminals to find ways to commit offenses under the impression that no one will get caught.
Internet crimes may vary from fraud, theft, cyberbullying, or sex crimes and, because of their nature and possible extensive range, these crimes are regulated by Federal law. Although these crimes are all committed in the same cyberspace, the punishment may vary according to the range of the crime, the consequences to the victims, and the type of crime itself.
UNDERSTANDING INTERNET CRIMES
Before anything else, it is important to understand what is considered “internet crimes,” also known as cybercrimes, and what the consequences of these charges are in the individual’s life. Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984, these are some examples of common crimes and subject to charges and penalties:
- Credit Card Fraud and/or Credit Card Theft.
- Identity Theft.
- Possession and/or Distribution of Child Pornography.
- Promoting Computer Virus.
- Sex-related Crimes.
- Computer Hacking.
- Business Fraud.
- Phishing Scams.
- Unauthorized Computer Usage or Access.
- Unauthorized Account Access.
- Piracy or Copyright Infringement.
Internet crimes fall into two main categories: criminal sexual conduct (child porn) and white-collar crimes. Both are felonies, and the penalties are very severe. Because of the number of cybercrimes committed every day, the FBI has cracked down on the crimes and is prosecuting these individuals very aggressively.
WE DEFEND CLIENTS CHARGED WITH SERIOUS INTERNET CRIMES
At Arneson Law Office, we defend individuals charged with internet-related crimes, from a misdemeanor to felony; we ensure your legal rights are preserved.
From sex-related crimes to fraud and identity theft, our goal is that you can go through the entire legal process with all the information you need to know as we explain all the possible options and outcomes to our clients.
Being accused and charged of committing an internet crime is very serious, and as soon as you become informed of any charges or accusations against you, do not hesitate to contact an attorney with experience in internet crime defense to help you in the legal process and defense.
YOUR DEFENSE AGAINST CRIMINAL CHARGES IN MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL
Are you facing charges related to Internet crimes and need legal representation? Contact Arneson Law Office today or call our office at (612) 746-1188 to book a consultation. In case of emergency, call our 24-hour line for help at (612) 405-8010.