Arrested for Internet or Computer Crimes in NYC or NY?
Computer Crimes and Their Penalties
If you are accused of committing a computer crime in New York City, you need the services of a top criminal defense attorney like Lisa J. Pelosi who will fight for your freedom. There are several categories of computer crimes and a variety of penalties for a person found guilty of a computer crime in New York City.
Possible Computer Crimes
- Unauthorized use of a computer. This is knowingly using, causing to be used or using a computer service, network or computer without permission.
- Computer trespass. This charge takes unauthorized use of a computer to another degree. When you commit computer trespass, you include the requirements of unauthorized use and add: doing so with the intent to commit, committing or furthering the commission of a felony or knowingly gaining access to computer material.
- Computer tampering. If you intentionally alter or destroy computer data that you’ve gained illegal access to, you’ll be guilty of computer tampering. Depending on the cost of damages of committing computer tampering, you could be charged with a first-degree felony.
- Unlawful duplication of computer-related material. Copying, reproducing or duplicating computer material with someone’s medical history or treatment or other easily identifiable information with the intent to commit a crime falls under this charge. Under the New York penal law, you can be charged with a felony in the first or second degree, depending on the damages involved.
- Criminal possession of computer-related material. If you possess material that you have no right to, in any form, with the intent to benefit from such material, you may be charged with a class E felony.
There are possible defenses to many computer crimes, so it is vital that you retain the services of an experienced New York City criminal defense attorney such as Lisa Pelosi if you’re facing any charges, regardless of their nature. Let Lisa explain your charges to you and the possible repercussions of any plea or guilty verdict.