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Dallas Attorney for Computer and Internet Crimes

Lawyer for Internet-Facilitated Crime in Texas

Many things that used to be done in person have moved to the internet. Rather than going to the bank every time we need to cash a check, we can now make the deposit using a mobile phone. Even doctor visits can now be completed through a video call. With the rise of the internet, a significant amount of crime has also moved online. It is easy to understand why. People may feel safer carrying out illegal activities in the relative security of their own home. Being online can make someone feel completely anonymous or even allow them to assume another's identity. However, regardless of the precautions that may be taken, the police and federal law enforcement have ways of identifying individuals who have carried out illicit activities over the internet.

Spencer & Associates has successfully defended many people who have been accused of computer and internet crimes. We can represent those charged with a variety of offenses that can be committed online, including credit card fraud and cryptocurrency fraud. Our white collar crime attorney will do all he can to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future prospects. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as you notice signs that you are under investigation. The earlier in the criminal justice process you have representation, the better your attorney may be able to help you.

Common Computer and Internet Crimes Our Firm Handles

The possibilities for engaging in illegal activity online are nearly endless. In modern times, you can do much more with a computer than you could in the past. From hacking into another person's accounts to facilitating the sale of narcotics, computer and internet crimes can be complex and varied. Common types of computer and internet crimes our attorney can help with include, but are not limited to:

  • Wire fraud - This form of fraud, by definition, requires the use of electronic communication. Using email or messaging apps to carry out a fraud scheme can be considered wire fraud. For example, tricking a person into sending money through a romance scam is likely a form of wire fraud.
  • Bank fraud - A considerable portion of banking activity is carried out online. Providing false information to a bank in an effort to defraud it using an online form is a type of computer crime. Hacking into another party's bank account is another form of fraud that could lead to serious criminal charges.
  • Identity theft - When identity theft is carried out online, it often involves hacking or otherwise unlawfully accessing another person's personal accounts and information. It can also involve posing as another person online for fraudulent purposes.
  • Cryptocurrency fraud - As cryptocurrency develops into a permanent and essential part of our economy, cases of cryptocurrency fraud are on the rise.
  • Credit card fraud - Computers are often used to steal another person's credit card information through a variety of schemes, from tricking the person into providing the information by promising a service in return to hacking into another party's virtual wallet.
  • Sex crimes - A large majority of sexual offenses involving things like child pornography or sexual exploitation are facilitated online. The penalties for these offenses can be extreme.

The complexity of computer crime investigations has increased significantly in recent years. You may have believed that you were protected by a VPN or other security measures that the FBI and even local law enforcement can often circumvent. If you have been charged with a computer or internet crime, you should not hesitate to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Contact a Dallas Computer and Internet Crimes Lawyer

Being convicted of a computer or internet crime can carry heavy penalties and a stigma that will follow you for life. The experienced white collar criminal defense attorney at Spencer & Associates will do all he can to protect you. For a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 214-385-8500.

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