Cyber crimes are becoming more prevalent in this digital age, leading to more innocent people being wrongly accused.
If you have an internet crime case against you, hiring a defense lawyer is essential to clear your name in court.
Paul Doyle & Associates, P.C., has been fighting cyber crimes in Houston, TX, for over 10 years and can protect your rights.
What is a Cyber Crime?
According to the Texas Penal Code
Internet crimes refer to several established criminal acts that may be committed with new technology and the internet. The Texas Penal code includes:
- Online harassment.
- Tampering with electronic voting results.
- Online solicitation of a minor.
With the growth of technology today, the internet and computer networks have increasingly been used to commit computer crimes. The laws in Texas, including identity theft and solicitation of a minor, have been placed in a gray area due to the anonymity provided to users of new technology. As your criminal defense attorney, Paul can navigate these gray areas to reach a fair conclusion for your case.
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Technology has digitized much of our personal and confidential information, making it easier for criminals to access. As technology becomes more complex and more information is posted on the internet, many people may face serious allegations for what they post online. With the use of technology, criminal acts can be committed from a distance-and quickly, too.
The anonymity of the internet has allowed those who commit illegal acts to operate in relative safety while at the same time allowing innocent people to appear knowingly involved or even responsible. Tracking down the party engaged in the illegal activity can be extremely difficult. When embarrassed victims hesitate to report the crime, the investigation becomes complicated.
If you have been a victim of fraud and are facing a charge, contact a lawyer to help your case. Paul is a criminal defense lawyer who has over 10 years of experience defending victims of internet crimes and clients who are falsely accused. Request a free consultation to begin clearing your name of false allegations. Call our Houston, TX, office to request a consultation:
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Common Cyber Crimes Paul Doyle Has Defended
In 2003, Texas established using another person’s identity to create false profiles and pose them as an illegal act on the internet (or through text message). A person who poses on the internet can be charged with fraud or cyber bullying, given that there was intent to cause harm. Being accused of cyber bullying or online harassment is a serious matter. Penalties can range from a Class A misdemeanor to a third-degree felony. Seek criminal defense immediately if you have been charged.
The internet has facilitated the distribution of child pornography. As a result, law enforcement agencies have developed “sting” operations to catch buyers and sellers. Officers will pose as interested buyers or distributors of child pornography and use the information gained to identify those actually in possession of the pornographic material. The consequences of a child pornography charge can be severe. Defenses are available to those unaware that their downloaded or shared images were child pornography. Regardless, if you have been charged with possession of child pornography, you should seek legal help immediately.
Solicitation of a Minor
In 2003, Attorney General Greg Abbott established a Cyber Crimes Unit, primarily to catch child predators online. Law enforcement officers pose as minors in online chat rooms to obtain a solicitation of a minor charge, even on adults-only, sexually-oriented websites. Officers, some of whom are experts at identifying lonely or unaware individuals, attempt to instigate a statement “to solicit or entice” a meeting or sexual conduct. Unexpectedly, an individual may be facing a felony charge, which entails prison time and possible lifetime registration as a sexual predator. Cases may be brought against persons who lacked intent to engage in any activity, believing their conduct to be an anonymous internet fantasy. If you’re facing a charge of solicitation of a minor, you will need a defense lawyer to present your case.
Other Cyber Crimes
As your criminal defense attorney, Paul is prepared to defend you against various internet crimes, including those listed above and internet fraud charges, such as identity theft. The investigation is critical regarding internet crimes. Innocent people may easily be prosecuted for crimes they didn’t commit, and actual perpetrators are often hard to find. As your attorney, Paul works to analyze the details of each case to marginalize the possible consequences of a wrongful internet fraud conviction.
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