Internet crimes, also called cybercrimes, involve the use of computers, electronic devices, and/or computer networks. Because more and more people go online to conduct transactions, there has been an increase in such offenses. Generally, individuals or groups that commit internet crimes use various tactics to hide their identities and make tracking them difficult, making these very complex matters. State and federal law enforcement agencies have set up their own cybercrime units to investigate, identify, and prosecute alleged offenders. Still, even with their resources, just because a law enforcement agency suspects someone of an offense does not mean that person is the actual culprit. They may have unwittingly gotten caught up in a scheme or not realized that they had downloaded unlawful information.
Because internet crimes are so complicated, if you've been accused, speak with an experienced Denver internet crime lawyer as soon as possible. Fighting your charge requires quick action and thorough preparation. At the Law Office of Kevin Cahill, Attorney Kevin Cahill has the knowledge and skills to aggressively defend you. He will fully analyze your case and employ appropriate resources to build a compelling defense. A hardworking and dedicated lawyer, Kevin Cahill can pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Because people can do just about anything online – whether lawful or unlawful conduct – there are numerous types of cybercrime offenses a person can be charged with.
A specific section of the Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS 18-5.5-102) is concerned with cybercrimes.
It provides that a person commits an offense when they:
The conduct listed above specifically pertains to offenses committed under Colorado's cybercrime law, but it's not the only type of behavior that can be pursued as an internet offense.
Other ways charges may arise include violations of:
Kevin Cahill, a seasoned internet crime lawyer in Denver, can provide the legal representation you need to challenge whatever accusation you are facing.
The exact sanctions a court can impose for a cybercrime conviction vary greatly depending on the nature of the alleged offense. Some internet crimes are charged as felonies, while others are misdemeanors.
A few examples of conviction penalties in Colorado include:
Internet crime lawyer Kevin Cahill understands just how complex Internet crimes are. He is committed to thoroughly investigating the charge against you, examining all evidence, and putting together an effective defense strategy.