Internet crime is a relatively new area of crime. The legislature is continuously creating new laws concerning internet crimes in order to protect the public from various types of fraudulent activities. The internet and electronic devices have allowed the government to intrude into a citizen’s private life more than ever before. Government investigators can now closely follow what an individual user does on the web. Their ability to identify a particular computer on the internet and recover data from a computer's hard drive provides them with a wealth of information during a criminal investigation and prosecution. If you are the target of an investigation or have been charged with a computer or internet related crime, consult an experienced Tempe criminal defense attorney to discuss your legal options.Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler & the Entire Valley
When you have been arrested and charged with an internet crime, you need a legal advocate who thoroughly comprehends the intricacies of cybercrimes and can analyze and evaluate the evidence against you with an eye towards identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Your attorney will then be in a strong position to either negotiate a successful resolution to your case or facilitate a bench or jury trial on your behalf.
Task forces and new law enforcement units, such as the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (AZICAC) have been formed to investigate internet crimes, such as:
- Child internet solicitation
- Internet child pornography
- Computer crimes against children
- Illegal downloading
- Computer hacking
- Identity theft
- Internet fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Phishing scams
- Auction fraud
- Cyber stalking
Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who has been spent nearly 20 years defending against all types of criminal allegations, including internet crimes ranging from child pornography to ‘revenge porn’ cases. He has a Master’s in Forensic Science (M.F.S.) degree, in addition to his law degree, giving him a unique and diverse background in resolving all types of serious and complex criminal cases. Cyber forensics is still an evolving area and as a result, investigators are susceptible to making errors during the course of a criminal investigation involving internet crimes. Depending upon the unique factors of a case, questions can be raised concerning the validity of the prosecution’s evidence and whether your constitutional rights have been violated.
Given the potentially significant penalties associated with internet crimes, it is advisable to seek out an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be able to identify any potential weaknesses which may undermine the state’s case and be utilized during the negotiation process to reach the best possible resolution in your case. You need someone on your side who understands the complexities inherent in these types of cases and will fight vigorously on your behalf. Call the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC today for a consultation regarding any pending internet crimes case.
To find out more about what can be done in your specific case, contact a Tempe criminal defense attorney at the Firm. We offer free consultations on any pending criminal charges.