Michigan Internet Crimes Defense Attorney

Many crimes can be committed with computers and the internet. A successful defense to these charges takes a lawyer with vast experience and a solid understanding of the internet and defenses that are most successful when defending state and federal allegations of Michigan internet crimes.

Michigan Internet Crimes DefenseInternet and computer related laws have been passed on a federal and state level at an incredible pace. Unfortunately, in the rush to prosecute these offenses law enforcement has been overzealous in the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor offenses.  The tools and techniques for investigating these crimes are incredibly complex and technical.  Because most criminal defense lawyers do not have vast experience in analyzing this type of evidence, it is easy for mistakes made by police to fall through the cracks or, in some cases, manipulated evidence to escape challenge.  Through zealous investigation by defense counsel and, in some cases, consultation with experts, a defense can be successful in these cases.  A successful defense can result in the reduction or dismissal of charges, a reduction in a jail or prison sentence imposed, or an acquittal at trial.  The result of a case…jail or freedom, will often result on the experience, dedication and zealousness of defense counsel.

The team of defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has successfully defended clients in courts throughout Michigan and in federal court.  We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of computer and internet crimes defense.  Whether a client is innocent of charges or if there is some culpability, we will do whatever is necessary to achieve the best possible result.  Of course, obtaining a dismissal of all charges is always our top priority when possible.

Computer Crimes and Their Consequences

Laws criminalizing computer and internet activity are passed with regularity in state and federal court. The cooperation of federal and state law enforcement on computer crimes is unprecedented. Here are various examples of the computer and internet crimes that are most frequently prosecuted:

Internet and Computer Crimes in Michigan

  • Identity Theft Defense
  • Child Pornography Receipt, Distribution and Possession
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Fraud
  • Stalking and Cyber Stalking
  • Posting of Messages to Threaten, Intimidate or Harass
  • Hacking

Computer and Internet Crimes in Federal Court

  • Child Pornography Receipt, Distribution and Possession
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Fraud – Financial Crimes
  • Spamming
  • Deliberate Circumvention of Computer Security Systems
  • Unauthorized Access or Modification of a Computer System
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Espionage by Access or Theft of Computer Systems
  • Writing or Spreading Viruses or Malware

Accusations of Computer and Internet Crimes

Michigan_Criminal_Defense AttorneyAll criminal charges start with allegations.  If you suspect that you are being accused of computer crimes or if you believe you are being investigated, you need to establish a defense and take mitigating measures right away.  It is never too early to consult with a defense attorney to ensure that all possible measures are taken to avoid or reduce charges impending charges.  Each internet crimes defense attorney with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has decades of experience handing cases on a pre-charge basis and is familiar with the most effective measures that can be taken to avoid criminal charges by a state prosecutor or the United States Attorney’s Office.  Although law enforcement may disagree, evidence in these cases may have been downloaded or uploaded in error or inadvertently.  This is common in child pornography cases for example.  Rarely are these cases as clear as a prosecutor may allege.

Defending Internet and Computer Crimes

white collar criminal defense attorneysThe defense of computer crimes is technologically complex. Technological innovations have allowed law enforcement to investigate and prosecute computer charges more thoroughly.  Defense lawyers on the cutting edge of cybercrimes defense have access to top computer forensic experts who can identify flaws in law enforcement investigations and build defenses that can keep clients out of jail or prison.  Evidence that is found on a computer that the defendant was using may have resulted from an inadvertent or accidental download, someone who hacked the system, or a virus, trojan horse or other malware. In short, clearly identifying the computer user responsible for particular data or internet activity is highly complex and usually circumstantial.  Our computer criminal defense experts can use that uncertainty and lack of direct evidence to your advantage.

Call us today for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and a seriously experienced Michigan internet crimes defense attorney will promptly contact you.

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