Cyber crimes are criminal offenses committed using a digital device, such as a computer, tablet or smart phone, or the internet. Some of the most well-known and publicized cyber crimes are identity theft and credit card theft and fraud. Some commonly charged cyber crimes include computer tampering, unauthorized use of a computer, cyber-harassment, accessing or distributing child pornography, computer trespassing, soliciting sexual acts with a minor and internet gambling.
Cyber-crime charges may be filed at either the state or federal level, and penalties will be based upon on the severity of the crime and whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony. In New York, the State Police are extremely intent on cracking down on cyber and computer crimes, so much so that they have a dedicated computer crime unit which focuses on three main areas: internet crimes against children, computer forensics and cyber-terrorism.
If you are facing charges for a cyber crime in New York City, it is important you take immediate steps to exercise your legal right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present during any and all questioning. Admitting guilt or confirming any role you may have played in the commission of a cyber crime could put your defense in jeopardy. Your first action should be to contact Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, and retain legal counsel from a seasoned New York City criminal defense lawyer.
The firm's lead attorneys have more than 80 years combined experience defending clients against cyber crimes and other criminal offenses. They are experienced litigators and have a background serving in the District Attorney's Office. When you contact the firm, you can be confident that your rights will be zealously protected. The attorney will advise you about what defense strategy could be employed to help you fight the charges in court.