The Internet has changed everyday life in ways too numerous to count. Internet crime has become more and more common with the growth of the Internet and its widespread use by people in all walks of life. Because both case law and technology changes at such a rapid pace, federal defense attorney Hope Lefeber, spends a significant amount of time keeping on top of recent cases to help her clients respond to federal internet crime charges in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
Recently, the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies are spending extraordinary resources to fight Internet crimes. The following types of cases are on the rise:
In addition to traditional means of pursuing individuals suspected of identity theft, the FBI has increased their prosecution of individuals using false identities or gathering other people's personal information over the internet.
The government is examining different peer-to-peer networks and has prosecuted individuals associated with these networks for a number of crimes including copyright infringement, child pornography and obscenity, as well as computer hacking.
Viruses and malware can cause significant headaches for anyone whose computer has been infected. Personal information can be obtained and money removed through these means.
When you have been accused of an Internet crime, it is important to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable federal internet lawyer to aggressively pursue your defense. This is a highly specialized area of criminal defense law and each federal internet crime carries its own possible penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences. In addition to incarceration, there are additional serious financial consequences such as forfeiture, fines and restitution.
The law relating to internet crimes changes almost as quickly as the technology involved, and, therefore, it is essential to your defense to work with an attorney who is committed to keeping ahead of the rapidly changing law. Hope Lefeber understands the seriousness of the crimes that you have been charged with and has the knowledge and skill to obtain the best results for you.
If you are facing investigation or charges of Internet crimes, contact the Philadelphia law office of Hope Lefeber at 610-668-7927 or by completing our online form.
The initial consultation is free and confidential.