Numerous state and federal laws govern acts of computer and Internet fraud. These are felony offenses in a state case, and a conviction can result in substantial penalties, including restitution, jail time and a permanent criminal record, among others. If you are convicted of a federal offense, you will be facing much more serious penalties and long-term consequences.
If you are facing any kind of charge for cybercrime, it is important that you seek the advice of a reliable criminal defense lawyer who knows the law and can protect your rights. At Law Offices of Kelly & Conte in West Chester, Pennsylvania, we represent clients in state and federal court in all types of computer and Internet fraud cases.
Presenting A Strong Defense Against Fraud Charges
Fraud occurs when one person acts deliberately to take something from another person without the victim's knowledge or approval. A large part of proving guilt in any fraud case is intent. If the prosecution cannot prove that you intended to defraud the victim, it will be difficult to obtain a conviction.
In some cases, it can also be possible to argue that someone else had access to your computer. We will present the strongest possible defense to show that you were not the person using the computer at the time the alleged crime was committed or, if you were, that you had no intention of doing any harm.
We are prepared to represent you in any type of computer or Internet fraud case, including those involving the following types of charges:
- Unauthorized use of a computer
- Hacking that has any adverse impact on the victim
- Denial of service attacks
- Theft of personal information, including identity theft
- Unauthorized bank transfers
- Phishing scams designed to obtain passwords or account information
- Developing, selling or installing software that facilitates a computer crime
Contact A West Chester Computer And Internet Crime Attorney
Do not wait until you have been charged to seek legal advice. If you know that you are being investigated, we can take immediate steps on your behalf. Call our office to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. You can reach us by phone at 610-314-7066 or via email for an appointment.