Miami Computer Crimes Attorney
As the use of electronic means for transferring information, documents, photographs and videos has increased, so have federal prosecutions for computer and Internet related crimes.
Use of computers, tablets, and smartphones to transmit letters, texts and images is commonplace. Millions of times per day, computers are used to transmit information. The federal government has the ability to monitor virtually all of these transmissions. It doesn’t take much for a federal judge to sign a warrant for federal government agents to monitor and/or retrieve your personal or business emails, texts, photographs, documents, etc. When you enter the United States from another country, your computers, tablets and smartphones can be searched. Your secrets will then no longer be secret.
There have been thousands of federal criminal prosecutions based on the use of computers to facilitate the commission of crimes, especially business crimes such as fraud and, most unfortunately, receipt of and possession of child pornography. Contact our Miami computer crimes attorney for more information.
The bottom line is this: if you are being investigated for committing a crime involving the use of a computer, do not give consent for your computer, tablet or smartphone to be searched. The government may not need your consent under certain circumstances, but under no circumstances should you give consent – in writing or verbally- to allow the search of those items. You should politely and respectfully state that you do not give such consent and that you wish to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. I have represented persons charged with computer crimes since computers came into widespread use, and I will be pleased to talk with you about your situation if you will call me and set up an appointment. Contact our Miami computer crimes attorneys today.