With the widespread use of the internet comes more opportunity for online crime.
Because of the number of internet crimes, the FBI has cracked down on prosecuting internet crimes. This means you may be accused of an internet crime that you have not committed. If you have been accused of any crime related to the computer or internet, from child pornography to credit card theft, it is important you seek legal support sooner rather than later.
Cyber Crime in Minnesota
Internet crimes tend to fall into two main categories – white collar crimes and criminal sexual conduct crimes. Both of these types of crimes are usually considered felony offenses and come with severe penalties including jail time and fines. Our firm handles all criminal cases involving the internet including but not limited to:
- Computer fraud and computer hacking
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud and credit card theft
- Promoting a computer virus
- Internet ‘phishing’
- Unlawful internet business
- Internet solicitation of a minor
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
Internet Crime Defense
One of the scariest things about facing an internet crime arrest is that most crimes committed over the net are tried in federal court. This is because crime over the internet spread beyond the state boundaries. Furthermore, often the damages are felt nationwide. There are a number of defense strategies you can take when fighting an internet crime accusation. Our lawyers will assess your case to determine your best options.
Keep in mind that people make mistakes – just because you are accused or arrested for an internet crime does not mean you are automatically guilty. Our attorneys work with expert computer scientists, investigators and identify theft experts that can offer relevant information and testimony in your favor.