In our technology-driven world, prosecutors employ sophisticated techniques to address a growing number of computer crimes. But they do not always get it right, and you need a lawyer who will employ techniques as sophisticated as those of the government to defend your rights.
There are a wide range of crimes within the family of computer crimes. For example, computer crimes now include:
- Hacking to obtain customer data, trade secrets and/or other sensitive information
- Operating an Internet scam
- Posting copyrighted material
- Identity theft
- Child pornography
In essence, a computer crime involves any illegal act that uses a computer. When arrested for a computer crime, it is essential that you address the situation early and aggressively.
The penalties for computer crimes are severe. Punishments can include prison time, fines, probation and other penalties. Further, a conviction can bring about serious reputation damage, affecting your personal and professional future.
With computer crimes, each case is different and requires a unique analysis. If necessary, a computer expert may need to be utilized. As technology evolves, cases become more complex, and your lawyer needs the know how to uncover all the facts to build your defense.
Given the seriousness of this crime, your attorney must build a strong defense as early as possible. The attorneys at Kope and Associates understand the many laws that apply to these cases, and will zealously use these laws to defend you. Through vehement investigation and lawyering, the experienced attorneys at Kope and Associates will try to convince the people to dismiss charges involving computer crimes at their inception. When these charges do go forward, the criminal defense attorneys at Kope and Associates will aggressively defend you against them.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, have assembled teams of gang members and prosecutors who handle these cases. To fight these charges, you need defense attorneys who have handled these cases, understand the nature of the charges and know how to fight them.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a computer crime in Harrisburg, York or surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, please contact Kope and Associates as soon as possible for a free consultation. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.