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Chicago Cyber, Computer, & Internet Crimes Defense Attorney
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Cybercrimes, also known as computer crimes or Internet crimes, are crimes that are committed primarily through the Internet. Common examples of these crimes include:
- Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA)
- Financial Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Pornography (increasingly includes teens "sexting" each other)
Cybercrimes may also include "traditional crimes" for which a computer was used. As society's reliance on Internet-connected devices increases, so too will cybercrime charges.
The Internet makes some crimes easier to investigate because there is always a digital footprint. However, it can be difficult to determine where the footprint leads. For example, a common question in cybercrime cases is not whether a specific device was used to commit a crime but, rather, whether the defendant was the person who used the device.
If you were charged with a cybercrime, speak with an attorney who understands how the Internet's strengths and weaknesses apply to the allegations in your case.
Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed cybercrimes defense attorney in Chicago.
What You Should Do
- Be respectful.
- Calmly record the interaction.
- Ask if you are free to leave. If you do not ask, the officer may think - and the judge may agree - that the interaction is consensual.
- If you are free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, do not answer and questions before speaking with your attorney.
What You Should Not Do
- Do not physically resist arrest.
- Do not become aggressive or confrontational.
- Do not consent to a search. The Constitution does not apply if you consent.
- Do not answer questions without first speaking with your attorney. Police are allowed to hold you for 48 hours and they may lie to you the entire time.