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Defense Against Cyber Crime Accusations

In today's digital age, many people have access to computers, the internet, or both. While these devices and services allow us to conduct legitimate transactions with one another, some people use them to commit criminal offenses. With the complexities of networks and the ability for individuals to remain anonymous online, you might find yourself entangled in a computer or internet scheme. If you're being investigated for an offense, you could face harsh conviction penalties, such as years in federal prison and substantial fines.

When you're facing serious charges, it's imperative to get a serious lawyer on your side. At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law that is the type of legal representation we provide. Backed by extensive experience in the criminal justice system, which includes representing individuals in federal court, we know what it takes to mount an effective defense and adeptly guide individuals through the process. Our attorney will work tirelessly on your behalf and will be a staunch legal advocate prepared to challenge even the toughest charges and opponents.

Learn more about how we can help you by calling us at (617) 227-3700 today.

What Constitutes a Computer Crime?

The offenses that could be considered computer crimes are many.

Federal law defines the following as computer-related prohibited behaviors:

  • Knowingly accessing and obtaining confidential national data
  • Intentionally accessing a computer to gather financial information
  • Intentionally accessing a computer owned by a U.S. government department or agency
  • Accesses a computer with the intent to defraud
  • Accessing a computer with the intent to commit extortion

Depending on the type of offense and the defendant’s criminal history, a conviction for a computer crime could result in up to 20 years in federal prison.

What's Considered an Internet Crime?

An internet crime is different from a computer crime in that the former is committed across online networks. Because these matters have grown considerably in recent years, the FBI aggressively investigates them. The agency has set up specific units focused solely on identifying individuals suspected to be involved in these types of offenses.

Types of internet crimes identified by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Generally, after a natural disaster, posing as a charity to solicit donations from others
  • Developing a false trust or romantic relationship with someone to get them to send money, personal information, or other items of value
  • Copying or transmitting sensitive information from a corporation for unauthorized use
  • Obtaining credit card information of others to purchase goods and/or services
  • Exploiting children
  • Using intimidation to extract money from others
  • Engaging in online gambling or betting
  • Taking personal identifying information of others
  • Decrypting data on a protected computer and demanding payment for the encryption key

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Have you been charged with a computer or internet crime? Reach out to Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law to get aggressive defense from our highly experienced Boston lawyer. The criminal process can be frightening and stressful, which is why we will be by your side every step of the way. We'll thoroughly answer all your questions, explain the charges you're facing, and inform you of your legal options.

We offer in-person or phone consultations. Call us at (617) 227-3700 or submit an online contact form to speak with our attorney.


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Significant Cases

  • Charges Dismissed U.S. v. Moffett

    The case is U.S. v. Moffett, case number 22-1075, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.