Dallas Computer Crimes Defense Attorney
The phrase computer crimes is a general term used to refer to the use of computer technology and information services to cause either loss or denial of service to an individual, company, or government.
It cannot be denied that opportunities for computer-based crime are increasing, particularly due to the rapid growth of the Internet and the accessibility of information. Both state and federal officials, therefore, have adopted laws and have increased their efforts and resources to combat the increasing number of computer crimes.
Apart from penalties provided by the state of Texas, the federal government has laws providing separate penalties for computer crimes. Penalties for a federal computer crime vary greatly depending on numerous factors. A misdemeanor violation, for instance, may be punishable by a few hundred dollars in fines. A felony conviction, on the other hand, may be punishable by more than 20 years in federal prison and over $100,000 in fines.
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Examples of Computer Crimes
Generally, computer crimes are deemed federal in nature if there exists international or cross-state involvement. Some of the more common examples of computer crimes include:
- Cyber stalking
- Phishing and spamming
- Identity theft
- Email scams
- Debit and credit card fraud
- Money laundering
- Fraudulent mass marketing
- Illegal downloading
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor over the Internet
- Interstate or foreign extortion
When it comes to computer crimes, federal law is particularly focused on frauds that are carried out using computers—including hacking. This includes hacking involving government computers, crimes involving interstate commerce, computers used in interstate commerce, and other crimes that are of special interest to the government.
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Computer crimes often result in multiple charges as they tend to occur in tandem with other crimes such as money laundering, wire fraud, and mail fraud.
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