COMPUTER CRIMES

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Computer crime is also known as cyber-crime. It refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network. Computer crime is generally performed by hackers. By using computers, these hackers can illegally browse or steal company or personal information. Hackers can also destroy or corrupt computer or data files. Stalking, soliciting sex, and counterfeiting can all be considered computer crimes if a computer is used to commit them.

New York Computer Crimes

New York’s Penal Law includes a section for offenses involving computers. The law prohibits a variety of computer-related actions, including:

  • Unauthorized use of a computer
  • Computer trespassing
  • Computer tampering
  • Unlawful duplication of computer-related material
  • Criminal possession of computer-related material
  • Internet sex “stings”
  • Cyberharrassment

The penalties for computer crime convictions can be severe, and include lengthy prison sentences and steep fines. It is easy for innocent individuals to get caught up in computer crime task force investigations. Even if innocent, these individuals can become the targets of criminal charges.

Does your criminal defense lawyer think that a gif is the word “gift” misspelled? When accused of a crime involving a computer it is not only important to have a criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law, but some with computer basics experience.

In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has established an entire department dedicated to the prosecution of computer crimes and actively pursues alleged law violators.

Mr. Petrus has worked on personal computers for the better part of his academic and professional life and can handle your criminal case inside and outside of court. Mr. Petrus has completed an entire academic course devoted strictly to electronic evidence. Mr. Petrus also has the resources to provide you with an expert should this be necessary.

If you have been accused of a computer crime in New York, speak with a criminal defense attorney in Manhattan at the law office of Paul D. Petrus Jr.

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