There are many advantages to living in the internet age but there are disadvantages too. If you have been charged with a cybercrime then you likely already know how difficult it can be to defend yourself from these charges. The good news is that you are not alone: Law Office of Michael L. Fell is here to help. Keep reading to find out how a criminal defense attorney can help you and then contact us at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.
Some of the Most Common Cybercrime Charges
There are many crimes that can be perpetrated through the internet. Some of the most commonly charged include:
- Identify theft
- Unlawful conduct with a minor
- Online credit card theft
These are only a few of the potential charges a person can face when facing cybercrime charges.
Defense Options for Charges of Cybercrimes
The right way to defend you will vary based on the charges you are facing and the evidence against you. That said, there are a few defense options that are often used in these cases. They include:
- Showing that you accidentally accessed a system you should not have or otherwise did not have the intent to commit a crime.
- Arguing that the police and prosecutors have a case of mistaken identity in which they are tracing an offense to the wrong computer and / or person.
- In almost all types of cybercrimes, if you can show that you had consent to do what you did, then no crime has been committed.
- If you are accused of benefiting from fraud, we may be able to show that there was no deceit, fraud, or tricky behavior on your part.
- For accusations of unlawfully taking money, property, or services from someone, we may argue that you did not have the intent to deprive the alleged victim from their property or money. If there is no intent to deprive them of their property or money then there is no crime.
These are only some defense options. Finding the right one for your case will depend on the specifics of your case.
Work with an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney to Find the Best Defense for Your Charges
If you have been charged with any type of cybercrime then you are likely wondering: What are my best defense options? The truth is that there is no simple answer to this. You will need to carefully consider your case, the evidence against you, and your criminal background. The good news is that you are not in this alone.
In fact, Law Office of Michael L. Fell is here to help you. We can assess your case when you call us at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation. We will consider all aspects to find the best way to defend you. It may result in the charges being dropped or reduced, or we may take your case to trial. Call now to find out what your options are.