Defense of Internet Crimes
While law enforcement at all levels have intensified their efforts to uncover cyber-crimes and identify and ensnare those responsible using traditional investigative techniques augmented by some of the most advanced and sophisticated internet investigative methods, many of the “cyber-crimes” with which individuals are now being charged can be successfully defended.
If you are being accused of a cyber-crime, before speaking with law enforcement investigators or resigning yourself to a conviction, contact us at 617-49-0055. We believe we can help. Our criminal defense lawyers are highly respected, dedicated, and experienced.
State and Federal prosecutors must not only overcome constitutional and institutional impediments to obtaining indictments and convictions, they face the additional hurdle of applying often outdated statutes to novel Internet activity. Further, U.S. law enforcement efforts are bedeviled by the transnational scope of cyberspace, jurisdictional difficulties, inadequacy of international cooperation, and at times the absence of cyber-crimes laws in the “host” country.
Given the damage a single “hacker” can inflict on businesses, corporations, and their customers, as well as the overall dampening effect on consumer confidence in the security of their information, governments worldwide have been responding with more severe and expansive laws to combat Internet generated crime. To best advise and protect our clients, we are monitoring legislative efforts, on the State, Federal and international levels, to update and broaden cyber-crime laws.
The FBI and State and local police departments’ commitment to investigating and prosecuting so called cyber-crimes cannot be understated. Because of surging Internet use, and the concomitant rise in Internet related crimes, the FBI has formed a Computer Crimes Task Force and created the Internet Crime Complaint Center to field accusations of Internet crimes. Given the resources that State and Federal law enforcement are committing to prosecuting cyber-related crimes, if you or a loved one is charged with a cyber-crime, retaining the services of a qualified criminal defense firm is essential.
The Mahoney Criminal Defense Group defends those accused of cyber-crimes, such as:
- Identify fraud
- Invasion of Privacy
- Internet Gambling, including online poker
- Illegal Downloading, including copyright violations and piracy
- Hate Crimes, including “hate” websites
- Illegal sales of “contraband,” including otherwise legal pharmaceuticals
- Cyber-stalking/bullying, Harassment & Threats
- Sexual Solicitation/Prostitution*
- “Hacking,” including the deletion of altering, destroying, suppressing, or theft of data
The Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Mahoney Criminal Defense Group have successfully represented prominent lawyers, C.E.O.s, physicians, businessmen, students, professors, and celebrities accused of various crimes, including cyber-crimes. These cases are usually highly complex, document intensive, and challenging. Perhaps, in no other type of investigation or prosecution can the shrewd advice, hard work and experience of the law firm make such a difference to a satisfactory outcome for the client. Contact us to schedule a free in-office consultation with us.
*Please be advised, that the Mahoney Criminal Defense Group does not represent individuals accused of possession of child pornography, dissemination of child pornography, child enticement or human trafficking.