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
- 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.