The internet can no longer be considered a novelty. It is the crossroads of our fast-paced society for an increasingly large percentage of the population. Crimes can occur online just as they can on our city streets and in boardrooms of corporations. Many federal crimes that are considered to be “internet crimes” are in fact cyber-versions of pre-existing crimes. If you have been charged with an internet crime, you need a defense team that is well equipped with advancing technology and fully understands the complexities of the law. Attorney John R Teakell and his defense team is on your side.
Types of Internet Crimes
The internet has opened avenues for crimes that weren’t even possible a couple generations ago. It has made other crimes easier to commit and disguise. Authorities have spent increasing efforts on uncovering these crimes, and you may have been discovered or accused of one due to these efforts.
There are hundreds of different internet crimes, including:
- Child pornography production, viewing, trafficking, and distribution
- Solicitation of minors as a sexual predator of underage children
- Illegal online gambling
- Computer fraud
- Computer hacking
- Identity theft
- Wire fraud, mail fraud
- Illegal vending of narcotics
Successfully defending people charged with internet crimes such as these often depends on the input of experts, such as computer forensic specialists. The law office of John R. Teakell has successfully coordinated and completed defenses of people who had been charged with internet crimes.
Since there are numerous different types of internet crimes, there is a wide range of penalties. Some crimes have minor penalties, while others are felonies.
Fines for a misdemeanor can result in minor fines or up to a few hundred dollars. Sometimes even $1,000. Felony convictions can have fines up to $100,000.
You may also face jail time when convicted of internet crimes. For the most serious crimes, such as child pornagraphy, you can face up to 20 years in prison or more.
Probation is another penalty you might deal with. This is usually up to a year, and it requires you not to commit more crimes, maintain employment, pay all court fines and costs, and report to a probation officer.
The Best Defense Team on Your Side
Your freedom is something to protect at all costs. Attorney Teakell will do just that. John R. Teakell is a former federal prosecutor and experienced defense lawyer who puts his knowledge, skills, and dedication to action for clients whose lives are in danger of being devastated by a criminal conviction. The prosecution must prove that the defendant did, in fact, commit the crime as charged. When multiple people have access to a computer, a positive ID of the perpetrator may be difficult to verify. John R. Teakell has a wealth of experience defending people accused of internet crimes. He has helped many people facing white collar crimes, and has defended their cases successfully. He will work to find weaknesses in the government’s case and compel them to prove every element of the charge. Get in touch with Attorney Teakell today and let’s get working on your case.