Internet Crimes Law: What You Need To Know
Internet crime charges are a serious matter. If you’ve been accused of violating California state or federal internet crime laws, it’s crucial to understand the potential consequences you could face and work with an experienced attorney who can help protect your rights.
At Mouzis Criminal Defense, we have experience representing clients facing all types of internet crime charges in Sacramento and throughout California. Our dedicated legal team understands the complex laws surrounding these cases and will do whatever it takes to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Whether you’re accused of using a computer fraudulently or committing identity theft online, our lawyers know how to present effective defenses against these allegations and fight for a favorable resolution to your case.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today for a free consultation.
What Is an Internet Crime?
An internet crime is any illegal act that’s committed using the internet or another computer network. These crimes can be classified as federal or state offenses, depending on the severity of the alleged crime and the jurisdiction in which it was committed.
Examples of common internet crimes include:
- Child pornography
- Identity theft
- Fraudulent activity (including phishing scams)
- Hacking or unauthorized access to computer systems
While many internet crimes are committed using a computer, some can also be carried out using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. For example, if you’re accused of sending harassing text messages or emails to someone, you could be charged with cyberstalking. Or, if you’re accused of using a phone to commit identity theft, you could be charged with identity theft in California.
What Are the Penalties for an Internet Crime Conviction?
Depending on the specific offense you’re charged with, the potential penalties you could face if convicted could vary significantly. Some common consequences include:
- Prison time (depending on the severity of the offense)
- Mandatory registration as a sex offender
- Restitution to victims for any losses they suffered as a result of the internet crime
Do I Need an Attorney If I’ve Been Accused of an Internet Crime?
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case, it’s always smart to work with an experienced attorney if you’ve been accused of committing an internet crime. These are often complex cases that require skill and knowledge when building a defense against these allegations. Our team at Mouzis Criminal Defense is dedicated to listening closely to your story, thoroughly investigating all aspects of the charges you face, and working hard on your behalf so that we can protect your rights and interests throughout this process. To learn more about how we can help during this difficult time call or contact us today,