Internet crimes were relatively rare several years ago. However, now Internet crimes can be committed from the convenience of a person’s home and can happen at the international or interstate levels. Even activities that seem innocent in New Jersey may bring serious penalties from various jurisdictions, including multiple states along with the federal government.
If you have been charged with an Internet crime, it is wise to seek legal advice whether you are an individual or a business. Our attorneys can represent not just individuals but also businesses of all sizes. These include from small shops to Fortune 100 companies.
Common Internet crimes today include computer hacking, Internet identify theft and illegal Internet gambling. People can also be accused of engaging in work-at-home schemes that are considered fraudulent, stealing trade secrets or proprietary computer software, or selling illegal drugs via the Internet. It is also possible for people to be charged with the intentional harming of another person’s computer using electronic viruses.
Internet crimes in the state of New Jersey may result in penalties, such as prison time for interstate wire fraud. Criminal charges related to the Internet are usually leveled with other types of charges, such as business fraud and securities fraud. No matter how serious your charges are, our criminal defense attorneys will strive for the most favorable outcome for you — whether that means proceeding to trial or accepting a plea deal, if offered by prosecutors — while also ensuring that your applicable legal rights are not violated during any stage of the criminal proceedings.