The term "Internet crime" is a broad one. These crimes come in all varieties. Some, such as child pornography, involve sex. Others involve financial wrongdoing, such as wire or credit card fraud. Still others deal with some kind of invasion of privacy, such as identity theft. Local, state and federal authorities put a great deal of time and resources into preventing and prosecuting Internet or "cyber" crimes.
The penalties can be harsh, whether a person intended to commit a crime or not. That's why it's essential to seek legal guidance immediately. Sometimes, people suspect or find out that they are under investigation, but fail to call an attorney until they are arrested. It's important to get legal help as soon as possible to help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.
If you call the Law Office of Jerome Paun, you can be assured that you'll be getting 35 years of legal experience. Our firm has defended people charged with all types of illegal Internet activity. We work to challenge the evidence, fight wrongful charges and help our clients avoid the serious penalties that can result from these charges.
Because Internet crimes involve computers and mobile devices, the prosecution is tasked with proving that no one else besides the defendant had access to the system on which the activity occurred. In some cases, illegal content can even find its way to a computer remotely, via hacking. In many child pornography cases, the defendant was led to believe that a person was legally an adult.
If you or someone you love has been charged with an Internet crime, or if you believe that you may be under investigation by authorities, call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.