People use the internet to conduct business, stay in touch, playing games, and much more. Unfortunately, some individuals use the internet for crime and the laws of Illinois1 address unlawful acts that are related to the internet and/or computers in the Computer Crime Prevention Law. The law sets out serious criminal penalties for people who are convicted of internet or computer crimes.
It is also common, however, for people to be wrongfully accused of committing internet crimes. People with no criminal intentions often find themselves on certain websites or involved in other communications that may be illegal and they may find themselves facing criminal charges when they never meant to do anything wrong. In such cases, a person should always have the highest quality of criminal defense attorney on their side in order to avoid wrongful conviction.
Types of internet crimes
There are many different acts on the internet that can lead to criminal charges and these include the following:
- Wire fraud
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Indecent solicitation of a minor
- Child pornography
- Craig’s list prostitution
- Phishing or spoofing
- Hacking of private information
- Copyright infringement
In addition, you can face charges if you use the internet for electronic communications to further the commission of any other type of crime. For example, if you use email to plan a drug trafficking operation, you could face charges of wire fraud in addition to any of the drug-related charges.
Internet crimes have specific and unique elements that must be proven in order to convict you. For this reason, you should always have a defense attorney who understands the nature of an internet or computer case and knows how to aggressively defend you.
Contact an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case today
If you have been accused of any type of cyber crime, your first call should be to the law office of Chicago criminal defense attorney Nenye Uche. Mr. Uche is committed to protecting the rights of every client and limiting the penalties that you may face as much as possible in every case. Call the office today at 888-251-4428 for assistance.