Los Angeles Internet Offense Lawyer
Legal Defense Against Federal Cyber Crimes
The advent of the Internet has made certain crimes possible where before they were not, or much easier to commit than they once were. Unfortunately, the law is slow to catch up, and some law enforcement agencies are still not sure how to handle Internet-based white-collar crimes . Internet crimes include many different types of crimes, such as:
Because commerce on the Internet almost always crosses state lines, Internet fraud is usually charged as a federal offense. These are very serious crimes that carry up to 20 years in prison for a first offense. In addition, in many cases, authorities may also seize property they believe was used in or purchased with proceeds from the alleged fraud. However, you may be charged with identity theft or other types of theft by fraud under California state law in addition to your federal charges.
Federal Online Crimes Defense Lawyers
Most often, internet fraud charges are the result of a long-term investigation by federal agencies. You may be called in for questioning by people who are deliberately vague about what they’re investigating. Because they know you have a lot to lose, they may try to use their power to pressure you into cooperating. Even if they say you aren’t the target, you should politely decline to speak with them until your criminal lawyer is by your side. Anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you later, so it’s crucial to protect your rights now. Your attorney will help you understand what charges and consequences you’re facing, decide what to do about them, and eliminate or minimize the negative consequences of being charged with an Internet offense. Call Our law offices at (877) 781-1570 or fill out online contact form to request free face-to-face consultation.
Eisner Gorin LLP, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles