Accused of an Internet Crime?
How Our Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help
If you have been accused of committing an internet crime, you could be up against regulatory agencies, organizations, and law enforcement task forces that will work relentlessly to gain a conviction. Because of this, qualified and internet-savvy legal defense becomes increasingly important to a successful resolution.
The Law Offices of David S. Shrager is composed of dedicated criminal defense attorneys who each have more than 30 years of experience to bring to your case. We have seen the evolution of computer technology and the internet throughout the course of our practice. We have also how legislation has been adapted to regulate and police the internet.
We are prepared to protect you against the penalties of an internet crime conviction.
Contact us today to learn more.
What are internet crimes?
There are many types of internet crimes, also known as cybercrimes. The area of law surrounding internet crimes evolves and changes as routinely as the internet and technology industry itself. This means that offenses can be difficult to prove and are open to much interpretation.
Our attorneys have experience in defending a number of internet charges and can help you with any of the following types of criminal allegations:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- E-mail fraud
- Internet sex crimes
- Cyber threats and scams
- Piracy or intellectual property theft
- Online auction fraud
Throughout the years, our attorneys have defended a diverse set of cybercrime charges, and this field continues to be a large part of our criminal defense practice. As such, we make it a point to consistently remain in the loop about current events, news, and the laws and regulations governing internet crimes.
The FBI goes to extreme lengths to target cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online sexual exploitation, and major cyber frauds. These internet offenses are commonly prosecuted as wire fraud, which is a federal offense. Under 18 USC §1343, wire fraud is defined as any use of false or fraudulent promises, representations, or communication across state lines or in foreign commerce.
Wire fraud charges alone can result in hefty fines, imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both. When the fraud involves a financial institution such as a bank, penalties are increased to fines as large as $1 million and imprisonment for up to 30 years.
Why You Need Highly Technical Defense
The FBI wants nothing more than to gain convictions and they work tirelessly to stay in front of emerging trends by sharing information and intelligence with the public and private sectors both in the US and abroad. Our firm knows that favorable resolutions also depend on maintaining a strong working knowledge of the internet industry.
Our firm incorporates the following into our defense strategies for internet crime cases:
- Keen technical knowledge of the ways in which the internet works
- Extensive understanding of the laws that govern cyber space
- Familiarity with the ways government agencies police cybercrimes
- Effective methods for challenging common approaches used to prosecute
The Law Offices of David S. Shrager is not intimidated by the extensive resources and techniques of government agencies such as the FBI. If you are being charged with an internet crime, your case could greatly benefit from immediate evaluation by an attorney from our firm. These are heavily investigated crimes and it is imperative that you do not delay in working on your defense with our firm.
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Prospective clients should also know that aside from the sheer difficulty and aggressive law enforcement work inherent to internet crimes, many online offenses are charged in conjunction with other crimes. Many white collar crimes and
drug crimes utilize the internet in the course of their offenses. When this is the case, penalties are enhanced and legal representation becomes a virtual necessity to your case's favorable resolution.
Our firm also routinely uses our solid reputation as tough litigators to get certain charges dropped or to arrange an acceptable plea agreement when applicable. Do not wait until it is too late and you have no alternatives. Contact The Law Offices of David S. Shrager as soon as possible to discuss the nature of your internet crime case or to set up a free case evaluation.