Defining cyber crime can be somewhat tricky. Some laws make marked distinctions between computer crime, net crime, and cyber crime. Others use the terms computer crime or cyber crime interchangeably, and as a very broad definition. For the purposes of this writing, cyber crime refers to any crime that involves a computer, and/or a network.
There are essentially seven types of cyber crime:
- Internet sex crimes
- Crimes against a child using a computer
- Internet fraud
- Internet pornography
- Identity theft
Since any potential crime involving the internet would likely cross state lines, cyber crimes are often a federal matter. Regardless of jurisdiction, cyber crimes are most often felonies subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Cyber crime is one area of the law where having a skilled criminal defense attorney is critical to protecting your rights and mounting a successful legal defense.
If you are looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney in defense of cyber crime or other criminal issues, call the Law Offices of Frank Perez at (214) 828-9911.
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