Internet and Computer Crimes

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients Accused of Offenses Involving Computers and the InternetInternet and Computer Crimes

Computers and the Internet are the focus of modern life. Most of us do not even stop to think about the amount of time we spend online, but it is undoubtedly a significant percentage of each day. The Internet has become the primary means of communicating, shopping, learning, and conducting many other activities.

The number of crimes related to the Internet has increased as more of our individual lives have moved online. A large number of these offenses involve financial fraud, theft and sex offenses. The Federal government and the States have all responded to this increase in computer and Internet-related crimes by enacting new laws designed specifically to target this conduct. Further, the creation of computer offenses by Congress and the state legislatures is not slowing down, but increases as technology continues to develop and permeate every area of human existence.

Many of these laws give the United States Attorney's Office, county prosecutors, and district attorneys new tools to investigate computer offenses. Additionally, federal and state law enforcement agencies frequently work together to prosecute individuals charged under these statutes. This cooperation increases the already substantial body of resources available for successful criminal prosecutions that can lead to the imposition of substantial penalties. Against this backdrop, individuals charged with computer and Internet crimes must mount a thorough and aggressive defense if their case is to have a favorable outcome.

We represent clients accused of Internet and computer crimes in the State and Federal courts of New Jersey and New York City. We defend clients accused of the following technology crimes:

  • Identity theft;
  • Phishing;
  • Hacking;
  • Financial fraud;
  • Internet solicitation of a minor;
  • Viewing, selling, purchasing, displaying or distributing child pornography online;
  • Traveling to engage in sexual relations with a minor after an online encounter in a chat room; and
  • Similar computer crimes and offenses.
Investigation and Defense of Internet Charges

We have defended many clients accused of Internet offenses. As a result of this experience, we have learned that the key to mounting an effective defense is a thorough understanding of the many technical issues that frequently arise in these matters. We use skilled and experienced technicians and computer experts to help understand the facts surrounding each client's case, and to develop a meaningful defense strategy that can lead to a positive outcome.

Internet Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

Cases involving Internet-related sex crimes pose special problems. In child pornography cases, many questions must be answered during the investigative phase. How did the images come to the computer of the accused? Were they intentionally or inadvertently downloaded? Are the images of real minors, or are they virtual images? Do the images consist of still shots or videos? How many images did the defendant have at the time of arrest? Further, Internet pornography cases often involve issues arising from addictive behavior that may factor into the resolution of the charges. Charges involving solicitation of a minor pose different but equally vital questions.

If you have been accused of an offense related to the Internet or use of a computer, we can and will defend you aggressively. Call our toll free at 800-361-6554 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case and explore your options.

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