Denver Internet Crimes Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Cyber Offenses
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 that does not mean that
person is the actual culprit. They may have unwittingly got 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 cybercrime attorney 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.
Schedule a free initial consultation by calling
(720) 548-2990 or submitting an
online contact form today.
Defending Against a Wide Range of Internet Crime Charges
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:
- Unlawfully access a computer or computer network or system
Access a computer or computer network or system without authorization to:
- Carry out a fraud scheme
- Obtain something of value, such as money, property, or services
- Commit theft
- Damage, destroy, or interrupt a computer or computer network or system
- Install unauthorized software on a computer or computer network or system
to damage, destroy, or interrupt processes
- Install software that can interrupt ticket sales
- Solicit a minor to engage in prostitution
- Use a skimming device to unlawfully obtain credit or debit card information
- Encode an altered card with stolen credit or debit card data
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 cybercrimes lawyer in Denver, can provide the
legal representation you need to challenge whatever accusation you are facing.
Penalties for an Internet Crime Conviction
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:
Cybercrime when the monetary damage is $300 or more but less than $750
(class 2 misdemeanor):
- Up to 364 days in jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
Posting a private image online (class 1 misdemeanor):
- Up to 18 months in jail
- Up to $5,000 in fines
Identity theft (class 4 felony):
- Up to 6 years in prison
- Up to $500,000 in fines
Credit card fraud when the value is $2,000 or more but less than $5,000
(class 6 felony):
- Up to 18 months in prison
- Up to $100,000 in fines
Defending Your Reputation and Future
Attorney 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.
Get skilled representation from a Denver Internet crimes attorney by calling
the Law Office of Kevin Cahill at
(720) 548-2990 or
filling out an online contact form.