As the digital world continues to expand, cybercrime has become more prevalent. Internet users have become more skilled at perpetrating crime through the use of computers or digital devices. Due to this increased activity, state and federal government agencies are cracking down on those committing internet fraud, theft, and sex crimes. Whether charged with identity theft or or possession of child pornography, when you are accused of committing any type of internet crime you need a criminal defense attorney who understands the complexities
Internet Crimes In Ohio
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
Criminal Defense Attorney: Internet Crimes
If you have been charged with an internet crime such as phishing, check fraud, identity theft or other financial crimes, or sending or receiving child pornography through the use of a computer or the internet, you need qualified legal representation. At The Martinez Firm, our criminal defense attorneys stay current with the continually updated law in this area. They have the knowledge and understanding to effectively challenge the evidence against you, and the courtroom experience to potentially negotiate a reduction in charges. Any alleged crimes require that you are represented by a criminal defense attorney who is thoroughly knowledgeable about internet crime law.
We also understand that an internet crime conviction can damage your reputation in the community, affect your family, and harm your ability to maintain employment. We will work aggressively to ensure that your good name and reputation are protected.
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