DuPage County Internet Crimes Defense Lawyer
Attorney for Cyber Crimes Defense Serving Oak Brook, Wheaton Illinois
A chat on an online forum or through text messaging can now send someone to jail. If you are communicating online or through an electronic device with someone else and they believe you are harassing them, will do them harm or, in the case of communication with a minor when you are of age, you can be charged with an Internet or electronic crime. Technology is on the rise and becoming more prevalent in court cases. Being convicted of an Internet or electronic crime can lead to large fines and jail time.
Attorney Clarissa R. E. Myers is a determined lawyer who will defend her clients and work to get them the best resolution. She has the knowledge and experience to defend clients charged with Internet and electronic crimes in DuPage County. Ms. Myers has an aggressive defense plan for each client and will be their voice in court. Se habla español.
Illinois Internet and Electronic Crimes
More people are being charged with crimes that started through the Internet or electronic devices. They could have been texting, chatting in an online forum, met someone in real life they only knew from the Internet, or were trying to help someone fix their computer. This led to them being charged with a crime because another person felt they were being harassed or solicited, or their computer or electronic device was being used or accessed for fraudulent purposes.
In Illinois, there are various types of Internet and electronic crimes, including:
- Bank or credit card fraud,
- Harassment via telephone or electronic communication,
- Tampering with computers,
- Fraud completed through computer use,
- Stealing someone’s identity,
- Solicitation of minors, and
- Internet sex crimes.
Internet and electronic crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. If a minor sends a picture of him or herself to a friend or someone online, it may be considered child pornography, commonly called “sexting,” if it is deemed to be too racy or if they are not wearing enough clothes. Minors “sexting” each other is a huge issue where minors do not understand the consequences or their actions. You need to contact an experienced attorney immediately to protect the minor from having a permanent record of conviction for distribution of child pornography. If you shoot off an angry text or email, it can be considered harassment. If you are trying to fix a computer for someone and they believe you accessed files without permission or did something to their computer they did not ask you to do, they can press charges for computer tampering.
Contact an Internet and Electronic Crimes Lawyer
Many times, the situation which led to the charge is innocent or occurred in the heat of the moment. With technology tracing every picture, email, text, or word sent without the proper tone, anything can be taken in the wrong context. That does not mean that one upset text should have you charged with online harassment and have your life negatively impacted. You should speak with an experienced Internet and electronic crimes lawyer to help you understand the charges and possible outcomes.
Being charged with an internet or electronic crime is serious. Contact Myers Law LLC at 844-9-THE-LAW (844-984-3529844-984-3529) today for a free 15 minute phone consultation. Ms. Myers is experienced defending Internet and electronic crime charges in DuPage County. She gives trusted legal advice, speaks Spanish, and will work hard to get you the most favorable outcome for your case. Myers Law LLC is located in Oak Brook and serves clients in Oakbrook Terrace, Addison, Glendale Heights, Aurora, Lombard, Elmhurst, Wheaton, and surrounding areas.