Not long ago, laws regarding cybercrimes were vague and difficult to enforce. Today, individuals who use computers to commit crimes are punished harshly by the criminal justice system. Yet, the legality of certain cyber activities is still somewhat unclear and sometimes innocent people are arrested or accused of committing computer crimes. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, you need experienced counsel. The dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the laws governing computer-related offenses in New York. The firm’s lawyers can analyze your case and immediately begin developing a solid defense strategy to protect your rights.
Many people fail to realize that computer crimes are often punishable as felony offenses. Whether you are arrested for identity theft or piracy, without skilled counsel, you could face prison time. The New York computer crime defense lawyers at Tacopina Seigel & DeOreo have considerable experience defending clients arrested for the following types of offenses:
In order to build a successful defense, you must understand the prosecution’s case against you. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo can help you understand the following issues related to your computer crimes case in New York City:
Two of the more common computer crimes charged in New York are computer trespass and computer tampering. These are both serious crimes that can rise to the felony level. In a computer trespass case, the prosecution must plead and prove that the defendant used or accessed a computer, service or network and acted with the intent to commit or further the commission of a felony or knowingly gained access to computer material. Computer tampering cases require the prosecution to plead and prove that the defendant accessed or used a computer without authorization and destroyed or altered data or a computer program belonging to another person. Like most crimes in New York, computer tampering is separated into degrees based on the seriousness of the crime.
A good portion of the discovery in computer crimes cases involves digital information, including logs of user access. However, nondigital discovery, such as witness testimony indicating the defendant accessed a computer, can be equally important.
Prosecuting and defending computer crimes almost always requires the assistance of computer forensics experts.
Since 1994, the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo has sought to provide New Yorkers with the highest level of legal service. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.