Montgomery County Internet Crimes Lawyers
The terms “internet crime” and “cybercrime” refer to a broad range of computer-based offenses, from identity theft to illegal trafficking. Individuals charged with internet crimes face a unique set of challenges. Penalties for cybercrime convictions can be severe and include steep fines, lengthy prison sentences, and a tarnished reputation. Additionally, it can be easy for innocent individuals to get caught up in Computer Crime Task Force investigations and face criminal charges.
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we represent clients accused of internet crimes such as credit card fraud, identity theft, child pornography possession, trafficking of illegal substances, skimming, and more. If you are under investigation or have been named as a suspect in any type of internet crime, you must contact legal experts who may reduce or eliminate the penalties associated with a conviction.
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What Are Penalties for Cybercrimes in Pennsylvania?
Penalties for cybercrime in Pennsylvania depend on many factors, including the gravity of the offense, the nature of the issues, and even the defendant’s criminal record and other aggravating factors. Cybercrimes can be tried as felonies or misdemeanors and often involve sentences of incarceration.
The nature of cybercrime is complicated and can be hard to define because of the nature of the internet. For more information on Pennsylvania’s laws on computer offenses, click here. The following provides information on maximum sentencing penalties for some of the most common internet crimes in Pennsylvania:
- Online stalking: Up to five years in prison and fines of up to $10,000
- Online harassment: Up to one year in jail and fines up to $2,500
- Computer fraud: Up to seven years in jail and fines up to $15,000
- Computer theft: Up to seven years in jail and fines up to $15,000
- Online child pornography: Up to ten years in jail and fines up to $25,000
If you have been charged with cybercrime or if illegal activity has been associated with a computer that is under your control, contact the best-in-class Montgomery County criminal defense attorneys to assemble a case in your defense.
The cybercrime attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, & Gifford understand the complex laws that criminalize certain online activities and know how to best collaborate with forensic computer experts to build evidence in your defense. In addition, our attorneys are familiar with the courts and recognize the best strategies for success in any circumstance, representing clients accused of internet crimes such as:
- Credit card fraud
- Identify theft
- Child pornography possession
- Trafficking of illegal substances
- Skimming (stealing credit card information at the point of purchase)
Montgomery County has seen an increase in investigations of internet crimes and prosecutions where the penalties for cybercrime convictions are more severe. However, due to the nature of the internet, innocent individuals can easily get caught up in investigations that do not pertain to them. If you have been named a suspect in any type of internet crime, are under investigation for an internet crime, or have been or know someone that has been arrested for an internet crime in Pennsylvania, contact our experienced cyber crime defense attorneys as soon as possible.
Contact a Knowledgeable Montgomery County Internet Crimes Lawyer
The Montgomery County internet crime attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford understand how challenging this time can be for you. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and protecting your interests throughout the legal process. Our highly trusted legal team understands the laws surrounding Montgomery County internet crimes and will be with you every step of the way.
For over 65 years, the attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have been serving clients’ legal needs in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and surrounding areas. We’ve earned the trust and respect of clients facing a wide range of legal problems, including internet crime defense law. Our internet crime attorneys are ready to protect you and guard your rights. Give us a call at (215) 798-7081 or complete this contact form today.