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Sting operation leads to 76 arrests for child pornography

As a means to catch individuals in the act or to collect evidence them, law enforcement may use a sting operation. These are often used in certain situation or for specific crimes, such as child pornography. While these matters can be very shocking and overwhelming for those arrested, it is important for defendants to understand that these operations are not perfect and mistakes can be made. Thus, it is possible to assert a criminal defense that could help the accused reduce and even dismiss the charges against them.

What is the mental state required to commit a computer crime?

With the advancement in technology and our society's reliance on computer to complete our daily and work tasks, this causes expansions in other areas, such as criminal law. Computer crimes can be very complex, as the laws that govern them are rapidly changing to keep up with the ever-evolving world of technology. However, these crimes frequently cover acts such as copyright infringement, hacking, malware and phishing. If an activity on the computer qualifies as a computer crime, an individual accused of committing such an act could face serious penalties.

Identity theft and potential penalties

While it might not seem apparent on a daily basis, the reality is that a person's identifying information is extremely valuable. So valuable, in fact, that some will seek to steal it from others. Whether it is through theft or trick, it is possible to steal the identity of others, using it for financial gains. This is a serious action, and those accused of committing identity theft should take it seriously, as it could result in harsh penalties for the accused.

Initiating a defense against Internet crime allegations

It is hard to imagine a life without the usage of technology and connectivity to the Internet. While many benefits extend from these modern day devices, there are some setbacks. Misuse is a major issue with these and other forms of technology. While this could be a minor issue, it is also one that could pose criminal issues. In fact, a person could face criminal charges for using the Internet to further an illegal act.

Criminal charges related to a phishing scam

We all get emails, and for most of us, we believe we get too many emails. While we send and receive e-mails on a daily basis, we never think that transmitting a message could result in a criminal charge. Some emails are viewed as scams, a way to steal a person's identity or even obtain intellectual property. These are labeled as Internet crimes, and such a charge could seriously impact the accused as they carry with them serious penalties.

Understanding they cyber crime ransomware

The Internet is always expanding, providing new and innovative ways to accomplish tasks. Whether you are using it for school, work or at home for personal use, the Internet's vast abilities can keep a person entertained for a lifetime. While there is much positivity that can come from the Internet, there are some downsides. When it is not used properly or in the commission of a crime, this could result in criminal charges.

Criminal defense for internet crime

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.

Copyright infringement is wide reaching on the internet

When thinking about copyright infringement issues on the internet, it is an automatic response to think only about photos. Between blogs, memes, and the many various social media outlets, thousands of photos are stolen from their original owners every day. However, internet crimes happen every day and extend far beyond the stealing of a photograph. A recent Florida case is the perfect example.

Types of email scams to watch out for

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has identified the 12 most common types of email scams to land in an inbox. With internet crimes on the steep incline, an individual should be extremely diligent in making sure personal information is protected. Let's look at some types of emails to watch out for.

Is there a law against cyberbullying in Florida?

With the explosion of the current social media culture comes a form of bullying in a league all its own. Cyberbullying has become a significant problem among today's youth. In 2017 in Florida alone, there have been several teen deaths by suicide due to constant cyberbullying from peers. This type of bullying can take place in the form of social media posts, text messages, or even unwanted photographs and videos taken without permission. Because of these methods, often times the parents of a youth are unaware the bullying is even taking place until it is too late.

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