What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New York?

What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New York?

Cybercrimes typically have severe consequences. Many of them can include felony charges and are punishable by New York State law. If you have been charged with a cybercrime, do not wait to contact an experienced New York criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Carl Spector to learn more about your options. Continue reading about the types of cybercrimes and their penalties.

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New York?

There are several types of penalties for cybercrimes, and they heavily rely on the type of the crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. The following felonies and misdemeanors are the consequences of a cybercrime charge in New York:

  • 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

What types of cybercrimes are punishable in New York?

There are multiple kinds of cybercrime that New York State law will enact penalties for. These penalties include the following:

  • Internet Sex Crimes: This refers to possessing or promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, and/or disseminating indecent material to a minor.
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer: This crime occurs 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: If 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, it is classified as computer trespass. Computer Trespass is condemned 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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