Individuals accused of internet and computer crimes can face serious and ongoing potential penalties and consequences stemming from the charges and accusations they are facing. Many important rights of accused individuals are implicated in internet crimes charges including privacy rights and protections against unlawful search and seizure which is why it is important for individuals accuse of any crime, including computer crimes, to be familiar with their criminal defense rights and protections.
Criminal accusations and charges related to internet crimes and computer crimes can include internet fraud; computer fraud; computer hacking; invasion of privacy; unlawful use of a two-way communication device; possession of distribution of child pornography; use of a computer to seduce a child; solicitation of a minor; traveling to meet a minor; human trafficking; and cyberstalking. Internet crimes carry potentially stiff penalties and may even mean lifelong consequences for the accused individual.
Criminal defense rights are an important part of the criminal justice system that provide essential protections for accused individuals. It may be possible to challenge the evidence alleged against the accused individual, the facts claimed by authorities or present other defenses as well such as entrapment if the accused individual was entrapped into the alleged activity.
Accusations and allegations of internet crimes can lead to a criminal record a potential threat to the accused individual’s freedom and future. As a result, it is important when facing internet crimes accusations and charges to promptly prepare a strong criminal defense response and that accused individuals are always aware of their rights through the criminal justice system.