There are a variety of computer crimes that can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony offense:
- Fraud (credit card, auction, investment, black-hat search engine optimization);
- Phishing (posing as a legitimate company to obtain personal information);
- Hacking (breaking into a protected or unprotected computer system);
- Spam (unsolicited bulk messages);
- Identity Theft;
- Child Pornography (possession, distribution);
- Forgery of Electronic Documents;
- Pyramid or Work at Home Schemes.
Online surveillance by law enforcement is ongoing. Anyone browsing the internet or visiting chat rooms may be actively monitored for criminal activity. A person cannot make content disappear simply by hitting the ‘Delete’ button or unsubscribing to an online service. Government agencies can archive and retrieve previous online activity. They can also subpoena records from private and commercial online services.
If you have been accused of or are under investigation for a computer crime, The Law Offices of Paula Drake can provide you with a free consultation to review your situation and explore your options. You need an attorney familiar with the strategies for the defense of computer crimes to defend your case. Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake will protect your rights.