Penalties for Cybercrimes in New York

Penalties for Cybercrimes in New York

Cybercrimes are punishable by law in New York state. Many cybercrimes may include felony charges. Some types of cybercrimes include internet sex crimes, unauthorized use of a computer, and computer trespass. Continue reading to learn what entails the different types of cybercrimes in New York and their penalties. If you are facing a cybercrime charge, the first step you should take is to contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can walk you through the legal process ahead and learn the next steps you should take to protect your rights.

Penalties for Cybercrimes

The penalties for cybercrimes may vary depending on the type of cybercrime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. The following felonies and misdemeanors are the penalties for cybercrime in New York:

  • Class B Felony: may 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: may 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: may 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: may 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: may result in a one-year prison sentence and/or fines not exceeding $1,000
  • Class B Misdemeanor: may result in a jail sentence of up to three months and/or fines not exceeding $500

Types of Cybercrimes

The following are the types of cybercrime that are punishable by law in the state of New York:

  • Internet Sex Crimes: Possessing or promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, disseminating indecent material to a minor
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer: When someone knowingly uses or accesses a computer, computer service, or computer network without authorization. Unauthorized Use of a Computer is a Class A Misdemeanor.
  • Computer Trespass: When a person gains unauthorized use of a computer and knowingly gains access to computer material or does so with the intent to commit, attempt, or further the commission of another felony offense. Computer Trespass is punishable as Class E Felony.

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Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County 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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