New York Computer Fraud
With computers rocketing in popularity in the last twenty years, crimes that are committed from the use of computers are more common than ever. These crimes can involve a complicated crime, or something that is relatively simple. Computer Fraud charges, however, can result in both state and federal charges. Speak with a New York Computer Fraud Lawyer from our team to develop a strong strategy and ensure that your interests are protected. The Law Offices of Elliot Adler, P.C. will provide you with a free case evaluation and explain what options are available to you
Computer Fraud is classified as White Collar Crime. These crimes can be prosecuted in both state and federal court. The crime of Computer Fraud can involve any one of many fraudulent activities that are committed to undermine, take, or destroy information or use the information in an unlawful manner. The crime of Computer Fraud is closely related with other crimes such as Bank Fraud, embezzlement, Security Fraud and possibly Bribery.
Computer Fraud can include the following activities:
- Using spyware, or hacking
- Intentionally sending a virus to harm others
- Purposefully sending harmful viruses
- Purposefully accessing computers for the purpose of illegally accessing financial, government, medical or business records
- Accessing another computer for the purpose of committing fraudulent acts
- Emailing fraudulent investment schemes
- Using spyware to access another’s personal information
Defending a Computer Fraud charge can be challenging, because it involves computer/internet information as well as tangible financial information. Depending in the charges you could be defending a case in both state and federal court. These charges can result in civil prosecution, a criminal conviction, prison time and substantial monetary fines. These punishments exist even for a relatively minor offense. Speak with a New York Cyber Crime Lawyer from the office of Elliot Adler for legal guidance. We will provide you with a free case consultation and valuable legal advice. We handle criminal matters in Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island and Westchester County as well as New York City, including Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Call us today at 212.785.1300.