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Internet & Computer Crimes

Boston Internet & Computer Crime Lawyer

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. Martin G. Weinberg provides the type of legal representation needed. Backed by extensive experience in the criminal justice system, which includes representing individuals in both state and federal court, he knows what it takes to mount an effective defense and adeptly guide individuals through the process. Attorney Weinberg 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 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

Schedule Your Consultation Today

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

Highly Revered & Recommended

Marty is a lawyer’s lawyer – an unparalleled legal technician with a philosopher’s vision. Marty sees the nuances in the shadows in the edges of the furthest reaches of the law and brings it all back to first principles and fundamental values.

NACDL Past President Martín Sabelli

Some lawyers have been gifted with extraordinary intellects, others prodigious trial skills, and still others a relentless work ethic. Marty has the rare combination of all three, and that is what truly sets him apart within the defense bar.

Robert M. Goldstein

Marty is the go-to lawyer for those with complex legal and trial issues – there is no one better. Most importantly, he is an all-around terrific person.

NACDL Past President Gerald Lefcourt

Whether it was his surgical cross-examination of co-defendant-turned cooperating-witness Joseph Lally or his home run closing argument, the Boston lawyer established that the evidence against Vitale simply was not there.

David Frank, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

God forbid I ever have a problem, he’d be my lawyer.

David Chesnoff

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