Crimes involving the use of the internet and computer are usually extremely complex and will always require the help of an attorney. What is an internet crime? Any type of unlawful activity that uses the internet to complete the transaction, such as identity theft, wire fraud, sex crimes and other white collar crimes, is considered to be an internet crime. It is unfortunate but true to say that some internet crimes come about by means of a computer virus or the accidental click of a mouse. If you were accused of committing a computer crime or internet crime, do not wait any longer to retain the powerful representation of a skilled lawyer from Fagan, Fagan & Davis.
Being charged with one of these criminal charges is a frightening experience for a person to take on by themselves, especially if these charges came about without the person's knowledge. Due to advanced technology, a computer hacker may have found his or her way onto your IP address or computer to make it appear that you have committed a crime. It is important that your attorney has a thorough understanding of this area of the law so that they can prove this to be true and defend your rights.
Types of Computer Offenses in Chicago
If you have been charged with any type of computer or internet crime in the Chicago area, it is in your best interest to immediately talk to an attorney about the situation you are currently dealing with. Each case will be different when it comes to computer crimes, and it is best to discuss your charges and legal options with a skilled criminal defense team. Some of the most common computer crimes and internet crimes that are charged in the area include the following:
- Identity theft, computer hacking, phishing, and other white collar crimes
- Crimes against children, such as child pornography, enticement, and solicitation of a minor
- Criminal threats, verbal assault, and harassment
- Trafficking or scheduling sales of illegal substances and products
- Selling of counterfeit goods
- Business opportunity fraud
Our law firm works as a team to contest criminal charges, and we have over 100 years of combined experience that we are able to offer on each case we take on. No matter what the specific circumstances of your internet crime case may be, it is very important that you speak with our law firm to understand your rights and the legal options. We will be able to provide you with an initial consultation, answer all of your questions, and if you should choose, represent you in your criminal case.