Cybercrimes in New York | What You Should Know

If you face charges for a cybercrime, please read on, then contact an experienced Rockland County criminal defense attorney to learn what you should know about cybercrimes in New York.

What constitutes cybercrimes in New York?

The nature of these crimes covers a broad range, which is why it is important to recognize how significant they can be. Internet crimes can include, but are not limited to, the following actions:

  • Improperly accessing a computer, system or network
  • Modifying, damaging, using, disclosing, copying or taking programs or data
  • Introducing a virus or other contaminant into a computer system
  • Using a computer in a scheme to defraud
  • Interfering with someone else’s computer access or use
  • Using encryption in aid of a crime

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New York?

That would depend on which crime the prosecutors charge you with, who the victim of the crime is and how many times, if any, you have previously sustained convictions for the same or related offenses. Some of the most common are as follows:

  • Class B Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of 25 years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class C Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class D Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of seven years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class E Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of four years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class A Misdemeanor: Can result in a one-year prison sentence and/or fines not exceeding $1,000
  • Class B Misdemeanor: Can result in a jail sentence of up to three months and/or fines not exceeding $500

Crimes involving the harassment or exploitation of children will lead to an elevation of the charges and penalties. Regardless of the crime or the number of times you have allegedly committed it, you should reach out to Carl Spector, Esq. to discuss what your next steps should be.

How can a Rockland County criminal defense attorney help you?

Law enforcement and government agencies fiercely carry out the prosecution of internet crimes, which is why your lawyer should be just as vigorous in his or her defense of you. A competent legal representative will work hard to protect your rights and fight to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed. Our firm understands the complex legal issues involved with internet crimes and will use all of our knowledge and experience to seek a favorable outcome for you. This is a confusing subject, so let us handle the legal work.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.

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