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Los Angeles Internet Crime Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyers Defending Individuals Agaist Any Type Of Crime Over The Internet

 

Los Angeles Internet Crime Lawyer

In California, terms such as internet fraud and cyber crime can refer to any use of the internet to commit a crime. Although popular cyber crimes have been associated with an image of a computer hacker, there are a wide variety of crimes which can fall within the cyber crime category. With ample access to the internet, there are a wide variety of criminal offenses in Los Angeles that are now committed over the internet. The easy and inexpensive access has led to vast changes in California law to fight against those individuals who engage in illegal activity over the internet. Even though cyber crime laws have changed, every individual still has the constitutional right to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure by law enforcement authorities.This is why as soon as you are arrested for a cyber crime, you must contact an experienced Los Angeles internet crimes attorney.

 

The internet crime lawyers at Eisner and Gorin LLP are knowledgeable in internet and cyber crimes area and will be able to explain to you what you are facing and will fight for you to have the charges dropped or reduced. One of our Los Angeles cyber crime attorneys will provide you with a free case evaluation.

 

Most Common Internet and Cyber Crime Offenses

A lawyer from our office can provide you with more information, but most common kinds of cyber crimes fall into five categories and are as follows:

 

Internet fraud in California

Under criminal law, fraud consists of deceiving someone in order to get them to give up something of value like money. This can be done in person, over the phone, or through the mail (mail fraud is a federal offense). Since nowadays most people use internet to communicate through e-mail or website facilitated messaging system, then fraud can be perpetuated through internet medium.  Internet fraud may occur in different ways:

 

 

Have you been accused of any type of internet fraud case? Contact a Los Angeles cyber crime lawyer at our law firm to learn how we can help you.

Phishing Schemes in California

California has its own unique form of fraud also known as “phishing,” which is the practice of tricking an e-mail or internet user into giving out personal or confidential information (such as your credit card number) that can then be used for illegal purposes:

 

Internet Sex Crimes Against Children

Child Pornography is defined under California Penal Code 311. It is a sex crime offense to employ or use a minor for the purposes of producing or distributing materials depicting minors engaged in sexual activity. Also, it is a felony offense to possess “child” pornography even if one minor sends or receives a sexually explicit text image or video of themselves to another minor, known as “sexting.”  Nowadays, this is a very common occurrence among children or teenagers.  Because to be convicted under this statute, the prosecution must prove that you produced, possessed, or distributed pornographic materials and that you knew or should have known that the persons depicted were minors under the age of 18; an unsuspecting minor may be charged for such crime due to a minor’s inability to understand what they were doing is wrong and dangerous. If you are under criminal investigation for possession of internet child pornography, call an experienced Los Angeles internet sex crimes defense lawyer at our law firm immediately for a free consultation.

 

Generally, child pornography production and distribution offenses are “wobblers,” meaning they can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony crime:

 

Unlawful Contact with a Minor

Under California Penal Code Sections 288.3 and 288.4, a crime is committed when an adult contacts or attempts to contact a child “motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in children.”  However, since the increasing popularity of internet use among teenagers and even younger children, a person may be charged with such offense if such unlawful contact was made with a minor through internet. Under criminal investigation for a cyber sex crime accusation? Contact a internet sex crime defense lawyer at our office for a free case evaluation.

Contact of Minor With Intent To Commit Sexual Offense

Penalties under California Penal Code 288.3 are extremely severe. If you believe you may be under a criminal investigation for an internet sexual related offense, call one of our Los Angeles internet crime lawyers immediately. If you contact or attempt to contact or communicate with a minor, while you know or should that the person is a minor, with the intent to commit the offenses described below; you can be charged as if you actually committed the offense itself:

Arranging a Meeting With a Minor For Lewd Purposes

Pursuant to California Penal Code 288.4, if you arrange or attempt to arrange a meeting with a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd conduct with that minor, you may be charged with a misdemeanor and could face a fine of $5000 and/or up to one year in county jail. If you actually go to the arranged meeting place on or about the arranged time, you face a felony charge and can be sentenced to serve up to four years in state prison.

 

In California, if you are convicted of violating Penal Code Sections 288.3 or 288.4, most likely you will face life-time sex offender registration under Penal Code Section 290. 

 

Moreover, if you are charged with committing lewd or lascivious acts on a minor, you will not be only facing possible jail time, but also negative impact for the rest of your life: your family and friends turning away from you, inability to secure employment and/or housing, etc.  Many times, however, for whatever reason the accuser may lie by wanting to harm the accused’s reputation. Call a cyber crime criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles at our law firm for more information

 

How To Fight You Internet Crime Charges By Contacting a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are currently under criminal investigation, or already arrested for any type of cyber crime, you need to immediately consult with an experienced Los Angeles internet crimes lawyer at our office to review all the specific details of your case in order for us to determine an effective defense strategy. Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys will immediately go to work to protect your legal rights and guide you through every step of the criminal process.

 

Typically, internet crimes are technical in nature and will often involve evidence obtain from your computer. Therefore, you need a criminal attorney with experience defending these type of cases. Early intervention in your case by a seasoned lawyer can have a dramatic impact on the outcome. Our criminal defense law firm has a long history of discovering errors by police and Constitutional rights violations that may be sufficient grounds to challenge your criminal charges or even a case dismissal.

 

We are available 24/7 for a free case consultation. Contact our law firm at 310-328-3776 to learn how we can help you.

 

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