Minneapolis & St. Paul Internet Crimes Lawyer
There are many types of Internet crimes that exist and they do result in very serious penalties, based on the type of crime. While many of these offenses are financial in nature, some of them are not. Regardless of the type of crime, it is a federal offense due to the fact the crime is one that uses the Internet. Just like mail and wire fraud are considered federal because they are using a method of communication to commit fraud, the Internet is given the same classification.
If you have been accused of an Internet crime, involving an attorney in the case as soon as possible is important so you can receive the best outcome possible in the matter. Your St. Paul Internet crimes attorney will investigate every area of your arrest and the case in case illegal search and seizure or other violations occurred that could benefit you in your defense.
Types Of Internet Crimes
Knowing what the types of Internet crimes are can help one better understand the charges against them. The following are some of the most common Internet crime cases seen in Minnesota:
- Computer Fraud
- Computer hacking
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Creating and intentionally spreading a computer virus
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor in a chat room
- Unlawful Internet commerce
- Phishing or bat-and-switch scams
It can be easy for some to not realize that what they are doing is actually a crime. For instance, an individual may spread a virus as retaliation against someone. To them, that may be something minor because it is a personal vendetta, but it can go much further than that. Revealing the facts in a case can actually reduce the charges and lessen the penalties.
Child Pornography Charges
There is a nationwide crackdown on child pornography. This means that if it is transmitted over the Internet, it is very likely that it is going to be found. However, there are a lot of individuals who are charged with child pornography when they really had nothing to do with it. For instance, a friend may have sent them pornographic images of children. They did not ask to be sent the images. Whatever the reason behind the charges, you need a lawyer to help you fight the charges.
Contact A St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer
Internet crimes encompass a number of acts that can occur over the Internet from white collar crimes to child pornography. If you have been accused of an Internet crime, the assistance of a highly qualified attorney will help you receive the best outcome possible in your case. Just because you have been accused does not mean that you are going to be found guilty. Even if there is some merit to the charges, there may be factors in your case that can get the charges or penalties reduced. To learn more about how the Law Office of Mark Herman can help you, call 24/7 at 612-382-4545 for a free consultation.