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Computer crimes can generally be separated into two categories: 1) Internet crimes of a sexual nature such as downloading child pornography and 2) using a computer for nonsexual illegal activity such as fraudulent website sales.
Internet sex crimes are similar to charges that happen in the real world — but they occur on the elusive and often anonymous World Wide Web or dark web, which complicates the investigation and trial process. Internet privacy issues are an important part of most computer crime cases. Was the evidence collected against you obtained in a legal manner or were your rights infringed? These are important questions for your Dallas computer crime defense attorney to ask whether you are charged with online credit card abuse or cyberstalking.
A Proven Defense Lawyer For People In The Dallas-Fort Worth Area
I am board-certified criminal law specialist Sally Goodman of Sally Goodman Law in Dallas. My experience defending people charged with computer crimes extends to the beginning of the internet more than 30 years ago.
When building a strong criminal defense strategy, I call into question the exclusivity of the defendant’s computer, looking to determine whether there is reasonable doubt about who might be violating state or federal mail and wire fraud or laws of a sexual nature. I use forensic technical specialists, when necessary, to review the evidence, looking for every hole in the prosecution’s case.
Backed by a dedicated office staff of legal professionals, I defend clients charged with computer crimes such as:
- Internet-related sex offenses
- Child pornography and solicitation of a child, other internet sex offenses
- Online lewdness and indecent exposure
- Online solicitation of prostitution
- Cyberstalking, cyberbullying
- Online impersonation
- Breach of computer security
- Credit card abuse
- Fraud and monetary crimes
I Never Forget To Protect Your Right To Internet Privacy
Internet privacy issues are an important part of most computer crime cases. I investigate everything to determine if law enforcement legally obtained the evidence in your case or if they infringed upon your constitutional rights. Your computer may also have malware or viruses that exposed you to illegal materials.
What Are Nonsexual Computer Crimes?
Nonsexual computer crimes can occur if a person illegally accessed electronic systems without an owner’s consent. These offenses are generally a class B misdemeanor, unless the defendant was previously convicted two or more times for the same offense; then the crime is a felony.
Here are a few examples of nonsexual computer crimes:
- Breach of computer security: A person commits this offense if they knowingly access a computer, network or computer system without consent from the owner.
- Tampering with direct recording electronic voting machines: This first-degree felony offense is committed when someone knowingly accesses a computer that is part of a voting system that uses direct recording electronic voting machines.
- Online impersonation: A person commits this third-degree felony if they intentionally harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten anyone by using the name or persona of another person without their consent. This impersonation includes creating a webpage on a social networking site or messages sent on a social media site.
A Defense Attorney For State And Federal Computer Crimes
If you are charged with any kind of computer crime, contacting a skilled attorney is your first step. You can schedule a consultation with me by calling 214-748-3230 or by sending my office a message.