Tuesday, April 13, 2010



Our Internet computer crime, cyber crime defense and Internet crime defense attorneys are experienced in defending against Virginia State and Federal cyber crime, computer crime, and Internet crime accusations.

Some of the most common cyber crimes are:

The Computer Fraud and abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 – Creates both civil and criminal liability.  To prove violations of the the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the State must prove that a Defendant 1) Knowingly obtained 2)  Access to a computer; 3)  Without authorization; 4) to obtain information; 5) From a protected computer; and 6) said conduct involved Interstate or foreign communication.

Our attorneys are experienced in the defense of accusations of violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Virginia Computer Trespass, Va. Code § 18.2-152.4 - Creates both civil and criminal liability.  It is defined as using a computer to make a copy of computer data without authorization.  Our Virginia cyber crime law attorneys can defend you if you are accused of computer trespass in Virginia.

Virginia Computer Related Trespass to Chattels - Contact with a computer network without authorization thereby causing injury.

Cyber stalking – Cyber stalking is a crime in which the defendant is accused of harassing a victim through the use of electronic communications such as email, instant messaging, or forum posts.

Identity Theft – The Defendant is accused of operating a scheme under which he obtains personal information of another. The Defendant is accused of utilizing this information for many purposes, including to get credit, engage in other criminal activity for which the victim can be blamed. If you are accused of identity theft, you need a quality identity theft lawyer to represent your interests.

Internet sex crimes including Internet Child pornography, Solicitation of a minor via chat room, and Entrapment by Police Officers posing as juveniles.  Any actual use or possession of child pornographic material is a crime. Both the federal government and Virginia are aggressively prosecuting those charged with child pornography. The penalties are extremely severe.

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