Frequently Asked Questions for Internet Convictions in Massachusetts

Boston Internet Crime Defense Attorney

The World Wide Web, also known as the internet, presents boundless opportunity to its users to access information anywhere in the country and all over the world. As a result there is also increased opportunity for illicit financial gain through a variety of white collar crimes and illegal acts of all types. Law enforcement task forces have been established at all levels, especially the state and federal levels, and are working hard to identify the perpetrators of internet crimes and prosecute them. Even juvenile crimes involving the internet may be charged as felonies. Unfortunately this wholesale investigatory effort sometimes also sweeps innocent bystanders into its net.

Types of Cybercrimes

Since the internet crosses state and federal boundaries, these offenses may result in both state and federal charges with very harsh penalties. Under these circumstances you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney who is qualified to defend you in both state and federal courts.

Common computer crimes include:

  • Phishing
  • Spamming
  • Identity theft and other internet theft crimes
  • Software piracy
  • Credit card fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Hacking
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Child pornography
  • Computer crimes against children

The FBI has placed a squad dedicated to cybercrimes and attacks in Boston, and this squad participates in a variety of multi-agency partnerships to track cybercrime throughout the state. The FBI collaborates and shares information and intelligence with both public and private partners throughout the world, and they are known for their vicious prosecution of offenders.

Since the government has had time to compile evidence against you before your arrest, fast action is needed to prepare a defense to protect your future and avoid a long jail sentence. Trying to erase data from your hard drive would be a serious mistake and very ineffective. The government will already have amassed evidence to use in court which may have been obtained by violating your rights. A violation of your civil rights can lead to dismissed or reduced charges if you have the right defense attorney on your side. It is up to your criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and prove that the government has misinterpreted the facts in the case. These complex cases necessitate a thorough understanding of the law and an aggressive approach to dealing with the charges.

Call our office today and schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Boston criminal defense attorneys. As former police officers, we have experience handling tough cases of this nature and we know what to look for in building a defense on your behalf. We will help you obtain the best result possible even in challenging circumstances, so call today. Not only do we have a thorough understanding of the laws surrounding cybercrimes, but we also understand the computer forensic investigation that will play a critical role in your defense.