Cyber Crimes in Los Angeles
Cyber crimes are on the rise in Los Angeles, and California law has expanded to include most cyber crimes. California takes cyber crimes very seriously and punishes them harshly. If you or your loved one is facing cyber crime charges in Los Angeles, it is imperative you have a qualified criminal defense attorney protecting your legal rights at every stage of the criminal process.
At Arro Law, our cyber crimes attorneys are ready to defend you no matter what cyber crime you stand accused of. We provide a defense for you that is:
- Vigorous; and
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You Deserve an Experienced Cyber Crimes Defense Lawyer
Cyber crimes are complex and require experienced counsel that can derail the prosecution’s case, thus preserving your right to freedom, future job opportunities, and housing options. When you retain Arro Law, we will do the following, and more, on your behalf:
- Inform you of your legal rights and make sure you understand your charges;
- Advise you of any penalties and consequences related to your charges and a conviction;
- Investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and charges;
- Collect any relevant evidence;
- Interview any witnesses;
- Develop a strategic defense strategy;
- Pursue dismissal or an acceptable plea deal for your case; or
- When appropriate, prepare for a trial.
Call our top-tier Los Angeles defense firm anytime to set up your meeting with a cyber crimes lawyer.
What Are Cyber Crimes?
Cyber crimes, or internet fraud, is any use of the internet to commit fraud. Internet fraud is a broad term covering many types of different crimes, including, but not limited to:
- Scams through the internet or email such as non-delivery of merchandise and work-at-home scams;
- Phishing or using the internet or email to obtain sensitive personal information like social security numbers and bank account information; and
- Accessing a computer or computer data without permission.
Internet fraud can be punishable under both California and federal criminal law. Federal internet fraud is prosecuted by the United States Attorney General, while state internet fraud is prosecuted by the District Attorney’s office in the county where the crime was committed.
Internet fraud is punished severely in California. Misdemeanor internet fraud carries a punishment of up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of no more than $5,000. Felony internet fraud is punishable by up to three years in county jail and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.
When internet fraud involves sexual conduct with minors, they may be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony. There are also fines, a jail or prison sentence, and a mandatory, lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender.
Cyber Crimes Defenses
There are several defenses an experienced cyber crimes attorney can argue on behalf of an alleged offender to have their case dismissed, their charges reduced, or increase the chances of an acceptable plea deal.
These are as follows:
- The alleged offender was wrongfully accused;
- There was a lack of intent to commit the crime;
- There was no success obtaining personal or financial information when phishing;
- There was entrapment;
- Any crime was in the scope of employment;
- There was an illegal search; and
- The alleged offender had no control over or possession of the material in the computer.
Contact Our Los Angeles Cyber Crimes Attorney
To learn more about cyber crimes defenses and how one may apply to your case, call the attorneys at Arro Law. Do not let a cyber crime conviction devastate your reputation and take away your freedom. With Arro Law on your side, you significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome.
Contact Arro Law today and set up your case evaluation and consultation.