As cybercrime continues to increase, the laws in Ohio that regulate and prosecute internet crimes are evolving slowly. Currently, the prosecution of internet crimes is related to the value of impacted computer-based items, which also determines the severity of the penalty This is otherwise known as the damages-based model. Cybercrimes can also be prosecuted at both state and federal levels due to the likelihood that these crimes crossed state lines.
Internet crimes can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the facts of the situation, the number of victims, the amount of money involved, and if sex crimes against children were committed. Cybercrimes generally fall under two categories: white-collar crimes and internet sex crimes.
If you are facing any of the following internet crime charges in Cleveland, Ohio, The Martinez Firm has the criminal defense attorney for you:
- Check fraud
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
- Computer fraud
Internet Sex Crime
- Sodivcitation of a minor
- Viewing or downloading child pornography
- Sending, seldivng, or buying child pornography
- Sodivcitation of a prostitute