Internet Crimes

Computers are a part of our every day lives, and have changed everything from how we order food to how we interact with our friends and family.  These technological advances have opened up the potential for the commission of crimes, with a growing number of people being charged and convicted of internet crimes.  

Types of Internet Crimes

Computer and internet crimes most often occur in three main areas: sex crimes, financial crimes and information access crimes. 

The most common types of internet crimes include:
  • Child Pornography
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Solicitation
  • Fraud
  • Hacking
  • Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Auction Fraud
  • Copyright infringement

Each of these crimes carry serious punishments, including prison time. Sex-based internet crimes could also result in a requirement that you register as a sex offender for the result of your life.  They require the assistance of a skilled defense attorney who understands the technological aspects of the case and can retain the right experts to defend against the charges.  

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In Texas, internet crimes can be charged in a number of ways, such as:

  • Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument
  • Unlawful Interception, Use or Disclosure of Wire, Oral or Electronic Communication
  • Unlawful Access to Stored Communications
  • Illegal Divulgence of Public Communications
  • Unlawful Installation of Tracking Device

As technology continues to evolve, the government will likely add new laws to cover potential internet or computer crimes.

Internet Crimes Defense Attorneys in Dallas, Texas

No matter what type of internet crime you are charged with, you will need a criminal defense attorney who understands the law and the technology behind the charge.  At the Law Office of Chad West, we are skilled at handling internet defense crimes.  We will look for all possible defense to your charge, including both technical and legal defenses, and will aggressively defend you throughout the process. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you if you have been charged with an internet crime.