Savannah Internet Crime Defense Lawyer
Were you accused of an internet crime?
There is nothing more shocking than hearing a knock on your door and finding
the authorities outside, being handcuffed and then taken into custody
and accused of an internet crime. State and federal police agencies are
working together to stem the tide of internet crime and have established
new, high-tech units that work to identify people who are engaged in any
form of internet crime, including
sex crimes such as possessing, producing or distributing
child pornography to
identity theft and others. Any criminal activity that involved the use of a digital device
could be broadly termed an "internet crime."
Your particular situation is unique, and should be evaluated by an experienced
legal professional before you make a decision about your plea or speak
with any other person about your case. You may have been under investigation
for months and your phones may not be secure. Get a highly skilled and
criminal defense attorney to review the facts in your case before providing any information
to the authorities – even if you are innocent. At our firm,
The Schneider Law Firm, we are involved in zealously protecting the rights of defendants who
are facing charges of an internet crime.
Contact us today to speak with a member of
our team about your internet crime case.
Potential Defenses Against Computer Crimes
Every case has unique facts and evidence. You may have had your computer,
phone or other digital devices seized by law enforcement. Were your rights
violated in any action taken by the police or other agency? A full review
of the facts can help our internet crime lawyer to determine your best
strategy to defend against the internet crime charges you currently face.
Your computer, phone or other device may have been accessible by other
parties, or evidence was planted on it remotely. These are very real possibilities,
and could be pivotal in the development of the case for your defense.
Common Types of Internet Crimes
Under the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act, you are subject to severe
penalties for any incursion (hacking) into state communication, public
transportation, sewage, water supply, gas, electricity or other public
utility service or related service. The statute also outlines several
types of offenses committed with a computer or other type of digital device.
- Computer theft
- Computer trespass
- Computer invasion of privacy
- Computer forgery
- Computer password disclosure
- Other similar computer-related crimes
Penalties imposed for these crimes are as high as $50,000 in fines and
15 years in prison. The transmission of data with the use of an individual's
name, a registered trademark, logo or other official identifying mark
that falsely identifies the sender as being part of that organization
is also a crime, and carries penalties under state law. The person may
also be subject to a civil lawsuit later, and be forced to pay restitution.
The Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act protects
minors under the age of 16 years.
Charges can be filed for the possession or sharing of visual depictions
of minors containing the following:
- Sadomasochistic abuse
- Sexual conduct
- Sexual excitement
- Sexually explicit nudity
If you are believed to have possessed or distributed nay such images, you
will facing charges for a very serious felony crime, and if convicted,
part of the penalty will include the requirement that you register as
a sex offender, once released from state prison.
Contact our firm today if you are accused of any internet crime.