Montgomeryville Internet Crimes Lawyer
Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys Defend Clients Charged with Internet Crimes in Montgomeryville, PA
Being charged with an internet crime is a serious matter. Although an internet crime may only have been intended as a prank, a political or social statement, or a test of one’s software engineering capabilities, internet crimes have the ability to cause serious damage and the loss of significant sums of money for those victimized by internet crimes. Law enforcement agencies that investigate internet crimes have significant resources and numerous experts who are all working to identify and prosecute perpetrators of internet crimes.
If you or a loved one have been charged with internet crimes in Montgomeryville or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you need a criminal defense firm with the knowledge, experience, and skill to thoroughly investigate your case and help build a strong, effective legal strategy. Contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. today to schedule an initial case review to discuss your rights and options in facing your internet crimes charges and to learn more about how our firm can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Examples of Internet Crimes in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania law prohibits many different types of unauthorized or damaging activities relating to computers, computer networks, and the internet. Some examples of internet crimes under state law include:
- Unlawful use of computers, including accessing or exceeding authorization to access, alters, damages, or destroys any computer, computer system, computer network, software, program, database, or website with the intent to disrupt normal function, or execute any fraud or scheme
- Disruption of service, or engaging in a denial of service (DoS) attack
- Computer theft, or unlawfully accessing a computer, computer system, or computer network to take data, documentation, or information
- Distributing computer viruses, or possessing or distributing software or programs that are designed or have the capacity to prevent, control, or disrupt the normal operations of or degrade the performance of a computer, computer network, computer system, database, or website
- Unlawful transmission of e-mail, or using a computer network to falsify or forge e-mail transmissions or distributing software that accomplishes the same
Many internet crimes are part of larger schemes, such as “phishing” scams, identity theft, or credit card or other financial fraud, all of which are also prohibited by Pennsylvania law.
In addition, most if not all of these crimes are also prohibited under federal law; when a crime targets a computer, computer system, computer network, or website located outside Pennsylvania, the offenses may be charged at the federal level.
Montgomeryville Internet Crimes Lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. Craft Effective Legal Strategies to Fight for Clients’ Rights and Freedom When Facing Internet Crimes Charges
When you choose Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford to represent you against internet crimes charges, you can expect that our legal team will hit the ground running in your case, conducting our own thorough investigation, rather than simply relying on the evidence provided by the prosecution, so that we can gather evidence that may be helpful to develop a strong legal defense. We will also test the state’s case, including by challenging the reliability of the state’s evidence, or the admissibility of the evidence (including whether it may have been obtained in violation of your rights).
Where possible, we can also aggressively negotiate on your behalf for a plea agreement that may reduce the severity of your charges and/or the severity of the sentence you may receive. That way, you can get back to your family and to your life more quickly and not let a mistake severely impact the rest of your life.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Internet Crimes Attorneys When You’ve Been Charged in Montgomeryville
Cases involving internet crimes are particularly factually and legally complex. The prosecution has significant experts and resources at its disposal to secure your conviction. You need criminal defense attorneys with the experience, knowledge, and resources to craft an equally strong legal strategy in your defense. Contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford today to schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights and options for facing charges of internet crimes in Montgomeryville.
About Montgomeryville, PA
The community of Montgomeryville is a Census-designated place in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Montgomeryville is a suburb of over 12,000 residents located approximately 30 miles northwest of the Philadelphia city center. Montgomeryville sits within the North Penn Valley region, near the borough of Lansdale. Montgomeryville is notable for being a desirable residential suburb; a 2010 Forbes survey ranked Montgomeryville fifth on a list of the top 10 affordable suburbs in America.
Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Crimes in Montgomeryville, PA
Both the state of Pennsylvania and the federal government have statutes outlawing certain activities on the internet, like hacking, phishing, or credit card fraud. Due to the global nature of the internet, many internet crimes take place across the state and international borders and so are often prosecuted at the federal level. The federal government is more frequently involved in investigating and prosecuting cases involving wide-spread fraud or other crimes that can lead to physical harm to others, such as child pornography. However, the state of Pennsylvania can prosecute those same crimes when they are committed by individuals while located within the state.
It may be possible to resolve your internet crimes charges without the need to go to trial in your case. Sometimes it may be possible to challenge the prosecution’s case by having critical evidence the prosecution proposes to introduce at trial excluded by the trial court, such that there would be insufficient evidence to establish your guilt. Or we may be able to negotiate a favorable plea agreement on your behalf that can reduce the severity of the punishment you might face if you were convicted at trial and allow you to avoid certain collateral consequences of your conviction and get back to your family and your life more quickly.