As American life becomes more and more bound to the internet, the justice system struggles to address internet crime. The evidence in internet crime cases is extremely technical, requiring knowledge of how computers and computer networks operate. If you have been accused of an internet crime, whether it is fraud or something else, you have the right to a defense, and you need a lawyer who understands the evidence.
Internet crime is viewed as white collar crime, which in and of itself is almost always complex in nature. These types of cases are tricky, technical and time consuming. They require teams of individuals and agencies to fully investigate, both on the state and the defense sides.
There is a long list of internet crimes a Defendant may find him or herself charged with. They can include identity theft, hacking, stalking, bullying, pornography, terrorism, and copyright infringement just to name a few. The state of Florida leads the nation in internet crime. Therefore, these charges are not taken lightly. Further, they are often upgraded to federal charges once an investigation is completed.
Sentencing guidelines for these crimes are quite severe. A defendant of an internet crime should never go into a courtroom to defend such a case alone. Consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible once made aware of these charges. It is imperative that evidence be preserved as well as the crafting of a defense begun immediately. Often, technology and computer experts will need to be retained in these defenses. An internet defense attorney will be able to secure these experts and put them to work on your case right away.