Internet Crimes Lawyer in Orlando, FL

Orlando Attorney

What is a Cyber or Computer Crime?

Cyber crimes include all illegal activity involving computers, their systems, and networks. Many crimes formerly prosecuted as white collar crimes now fall under Chapter 815 of the Florida Statutes. With it being such a broad statute, it is not uncommon for someone to face multiple stacked charges, for which a conviction may equate to decades in prison.  To better your chances of having charges lessened or dropped altogether, you should seek the services of an Orlando cyber crime lawyer.

Defense against cyber and computer crime charges requires representation from an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who knows how to handle the high-tech evidence involved in these cases. At The Umansky Law Firm, we conduct in-depth investigations, often with the help of computer forensic experts. We build strong cases designed to protect you from the severe repercussions that can come with a cyber crime conviction.

Our lawyers represent clients from Orlando and throughout Central Florida. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

Common Types of Cyber Crime Offenses

All cyber crimes fall into one of two categories: crimes against one’s intellectual property and crimes against computer users. Examples of the former include illegal music downloading or theft of design patents, while crimes against computer users those like fraud and scamming. Come other common cyber crime offenses include:

Each offense warrants a specified minimum sentence that the judge may apply at his or her discretion.

Penalties for Committing a Cyber Crime

Florida has a particularly strict penalty structure for cyber crimes due to the scope of damage that one may inflict through the commision of a cyber crime.  The two separate categories for cyber crimes become most eminent when one considers how prosecutors charge alleged criminals.  Offenses against one’s intellectual property are:

  • 2nd Degree Felonies if one commits the offense with the intent of executing a scheme, fraud, or taking property; or
  • 3rd Degree Felonies

Offenses against another computer user are :

  • 1st Degree Felonies when one endangers human life or disrupts medical treatment;
  • 2nd Degree Felonies when the crime disrupts operations of a government agency, intends to use a scheme to defraud others, compromises a private or public transportation system, or causes at least $5,000 in damage to a system, computer, network, or equipment; or
  • 3rd Degree Felonies

Defense Against Cyber Crimes

There is a seemingly endless array of criminal charges for computer crimes. Our criminal defense lawyers have over 100 years of combined criminal defense experience and can help you clear your name for everything from identity theft to computer hacking and everything in between. Some of the most efficient defenses include proving:

  • Lack of intent
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Granted authorization

Our experience also allows us to handle unique cases, including harassment, stalking and domestic violence cases that involve the use of e-mail, instant messenger, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and other social networking platforms.

Contact an Orlando Cyber Crimes Attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation with a criminal defense lawyer, contact us via e-mail or call (407) 228-3838.