The invention of the internet created a whole new category of crimes. People can now commit serious felonies from a desk or laptop. With serious penalties only a mouse click away, it is essential that you hire a hardworking criminal defense lawyer in Worcester if you are accused of a computer crime.
The prosecution will most likely investigate your computer's history and work to dig up evidence on your hard drive that proves that you committed a crime. Because internet crime cases typically involve hard evidence, you will need an accomplished defense team on your side.
Cybercrimes take many forms. Some may be sexual in nature, such as child pornography or online solicitations for prostitution. Other cases involve hacking into other people's computers to commit fraud, extortion, or related offenses
Cybercrimes can also be a form of theft crime, especially if the offender is using email to run financial scams and steal money from victims. Individuals also participate in illegal online gambling or buy illegal goods such as drugs and drug paraphernalia online.
Piracy is considered a serious internet crime. It involves downloading illegal copies of movies, music, and video games or software. Piracy is a serious offense that is commonly penalized with high fines. If you have been charged with piracy, you will want a defense attorney to represent you and help you avoid expensive penalties.
In the state of Massachusetts, the courts are particularly harsh regarding the crime of sexting. This offense involves sending someone inappropriate, sexual photos taken with a cell phone camera. In some cases, such as those involving teenagers under 18, the courts will regard sexting as a form of child pornography possession or child pornography distribution.
Sexting can also be seen as the commission of the crime of dissemination of matter harmful to minors. People caught sexting can be forced to register as a sex offender in addition to serving jail time or paying high fines for their offenses.
At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., you can trust that you will have a caring team on your side. If you have been accused of any type of internet crime, our team will stand beside you and help you fight for a satisfactory case result. We will work hard on your case while providing personalized attention.
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