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Expert Legal Defense For Computer Crimes in Florida 

In today's digitally driven world, the prevalence of computer crimes has surged, posing significant challenges for individuals and businesses alike. At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we are committed to providing strategic legal counsel to clients facing computer crime charges in Miami and throughout Florida. With our extensive experience and expertise in criminal defense, we stand ready to defend your rights and safeguard your future.

Call Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. today at (305) 985-6640 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our computer crimes attorney in Miami!

Understanding Cyber Crimes

Cyber crime, or computer crime, is one of the widest and fastest developing areas of criminal law. It is defined as any kind of criminal activity that can be committed through a computer. As a result, there are lots of different kinds of computer crimes, including fraud, hacking, harassment, terrorism, and sexual offenses.

Computer crime is a very complex area of the law. As the use of electronic means for transferring information, documents, photographs, and videos has increased, so have state and federal prosecutions for computer and internet-related crimes.

Government Surveillance

Using computers, tablets, and smartphones to transmit letters, texts, and images is commonplace. Millions of times per day, computers transmit personal and sometimes incriminating information. The federal government can monitor virtually all of these transmissions. It does not 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. The power of the federal government is even greater at our border. For example, when you enter the United States from another country, your computers, tablets, and smartphones can be searched.

Common Types of Computer Crimes

Computer crimes encompass many illicit activities committed using computers or the internet. Our team of skilled attorneys is well-versed in handling cases involving various types of computer crimes, including:

  • Unauthorized Access (Hacking): Illegally accessing computer systems or networks to steal confidential information or disrupt operations.
  • Identity Theft: Fraudulently obtaining and using someone else's personal information for financial gain.
  • Phishing: Employing deceptive tactics to trick individuals into divulging sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card details.
  • Cyberbullying: Using electronic communication to harass, intimidate, or threaten others.
  • Malware and Ransomware: Deploying malicious software to infect computers and extort money from victims.
  • Intellectual Property Theft: Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted material, such as software or digital content.
  • Cyberstalking: Persistent and unwanted online surveillance or harassment of individuals.

What are the Penalties for Computer Crimes in Florida?

If convicted of a computer crime in Florida, individuals may face severe penalties, including:

  • Prison Sentences: Depending on the gravity of the offense, offenders may receive substantial jail time.
  • Fines: Courts may impose substantial monetary fines as a punishment for computer crimes.
  • Restitution: Offenders might be required to compensate victims for financial losses resulting from the crime.
  • Probation: In some cases, offenders may be placed on probation, requiring compliance with specific conditions set by the court.
  • Permanent Criminal Record: A computer crime conviction can have long-lasting consequences, including a permanent mark on one's criminal record, impacting employment opportunities and personal reputation.

Federal Prosecution 

Because the internet crosses state lines, many computer crimes can be investigated by federal law enforcement and charged by the various United States Attorney offices throughout the United States as Federal crimes. There have also been thousands of federal criminal prosecutions based on the use of computers to facilitate the commission of crimes, especially business crimes such as fraud. This includes crimes like online credit card fraud offenses, identity theft schemes, and hacking cases. It is typically the case that the penalties imposed for violations of these federal offenses are significantly more severe than what is imposed on the state level. Those convicted in federal court for computer crimes can face many years in federal prison.

Aggressive Prosecution of Child Pornography

Federal agencies aggressively prosecute individuals who create, share, download, receive, and possess child pornography. They have a broad range of investigative tools at their disposal, including the ability to access the chat function in numerous sharing platforms and pose as someone looking to provide or share child pornography images and videos. To some, sharing these images or talking about engaging in a sex act with a child over the internet may seem harmless, but for law enforcement, this activity is taken very seriously and can lead to dire consequences.

Defenses Against Computer Crime Charges

Our experienced legal team employs various defense strategies to challenge computer crime charges effectively. Some common defenses include:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that the accused had no intention to commit the alleged crime.
  • Mistaken Identity: Providing evidence to show that the defendant was wrongly identified as the perpetrator.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure: Challenging the legality of the methods used by law enforcement to obtain evidence.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Asserting that the prosecution lacks the requisite evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Consent: Arguing that the defendant was authorized to access the computer system.

Contact Our Miami Computer Crimes Attorney Today

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 wish to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. We have represented persons charged with computer crimes since computers came into widespread use, and we would be pleased to talk with you about your situation if you called us and set up an appointment. 

Contact Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. today to schedule a meeting with our computer crimes lawyer in Miami!

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    Client was indicted on a conspiracy to defraud.

  • Case Dismissed Professional License Defense

    Client, a law student, was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

  • Charges Reduced International Defense

    A United States citizen was arrested and charged with assault and battery in Spain.

  • Case Dismissed Fraud Crime

    Client was charged with title fraud and insurance fraud in different counties.

  • Sentence Reduced Federal Crime

    Client was indicted with conspiracy to commit money laundering and making a materially false statement to a federal agent.

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