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Federal Cybercrime Defense Attorneys

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New Jersey Cybercrime Lawyers Defend the Rights of Clients Charged with Internet-Based Offenses

Federal law makes it a crime to engage in unauthorized access of computer systems and networks. Given the potential for serious disruptions from malicious accessing of computers, cybercrime convictions carry serious penalties, including prison time and fines. A criminal record can also have long-lasting consequences for one’s ability to obtain employment, education, or other opportunities. If you are facing federal cybercrime charges, you deserve reputable legal counsel who can help you navigate the complex laws and evidence in your case. Turn to the federal cybercrime defense attorneys of Agre & St. John for help.

With over 70 years of criminal law experience, our attorneys have developed substantial knowledge and unique insight into how criminal cases are prepared, having served as both prosecutors and defense lawyers. Our legal team has tried numerous criminal cases to verdict and won’t hesitate to take your case to trial when you choose to maintain your innocence and contest your cybercrime charges. Our firm is committed to doing whatever it takes to get you great results and a favorable outcome to your case.

When you’ve been arrested and charged with cybercrimes under federal law, you need experienced legal representation to help you defend your rights and future. Contact Agre & St. John for a free initial case review to speak with our New Jersey cybercrime lawyers about your legal options for pursuing a resolution to your charges.

When facing federal charges, trust Agre & St. John's experienced attorneys to mount a vigorous defense and protect your rights in complex federal criminal cases. Call 856-454-8674 or complete our online contact form for a confidential consultation.

What Constitutes “Cybercrime”?

The term “cybercrime” is often used to describe the offense of computer hacking. A person may engage in computer hacking for the purpose of obtaining information concealed on a computer system, to engage in fraud or identity theft, or to disrupt access to or damage a computer system. Under the general federal “cybercrime” statute in 18 U.S.C. s. 1030, it is illegal for any person to intentionally or knowingly access a computer without authorization or in excess of one’s authorization, including protected government computers, financial institution computer systems, or other protected computer systems, for the purposes of obtaining protected government data, financial data, or consumer data, or to intentionally or recklessly damage the computer system or cause the loss of data.

Depending on which subsection of the cybercrime statute is being charged, a conviction for engaging in cybercrime carries a penalty that can range from a maximum of five years in prison to 20 years in prison, plus the potential for fines. A sentence may also include an order of restitution, requiring a convicted defendant to reimburse a victim of their crime for any financial losses caused by the crime.

Common examples of activity that may constitute a cybercrime include:

  • Hacking a computer to obtain protected information
  • Installing viruses or other ransomware/malware
  • Engaging in “phishing,” or using genuine-looking websites and emails to obtain protected information from users
  • Cyberattacks, including denial of service (DoS) or distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks or seizing website domains

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Turn to the Federal Cybercrime Defense Attorneys of Agre & St. John for Help Facing Your Charges

Cybercrimes involve some of the most complex criminal prosecutions due to the technical evidence in these cases. Because the federal government has vast investigative resources at its disposal, you need experienced legal counsel who can wade through the evidence and prepare an effective defense strategy. Let the New Jersey cybercrime lawyers at Agre & St. John fight to obtain a favorable resolution to your charges by:

  • Independently investigating your charges, including working with computer experts as necessary, to obtain all available evidence and begin identifying possible defense strategy
  • Explaining your charges to you, including potential outcomes of your case, and preparing you for what to expect at each stage of the federal criminal justice process, while also answering your questions and providing you with the advice you need to make informed decisions
  • Contesting the government’s case by moving to exclude inadmissible evidence or evidence that was unlawfully obtained by investigators, or filing motions to dismiss your charges when the government lacks the evidence to bring you to trial
  • Pursuing the best possible outcome for you, whether that means negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal if appropriate, or advocating your defense at trial if you decide to assert your innocence and fight your charges

Cybercrime charges can involve complex laws and evidence. Let the federal cybercrime defense attorneys of Agre & St. John help you by preparing an effective case strategy to pursue the best possible resolution for you. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your charges and what to expect during the criminal justice process.

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