Computer Crimes: The New Frontier In Criminal Law

In the age of digital technology, the resources accessible to law enforcement officials are more sophisticated than ever before. With today's technology, the investigation and criminal prosecution of Internet and computer crimes have not only been born, but are on the rise.

You cannot assume all criminal defense lawyers or Tennessee criminal defense law firms are qualified to defend cybercrime and Internet criminal charges, due to the complicated and distinctive nature of these criminal offenses. However, at the Garza Law Firm PLLC we have the experience and knowledge to provide a successfully and effective legal defense for these kind of charges.

Common cybercrimes we defend include:

  • Generating and releasing worms or viruses
  • Identity theft
  • Cyberstalking or cyberharassment ("cyberbullying")
  • Internet solicitation of a minor or possessing or transferring illegal pornography such as child pornography
  • Credit card fraud, including skimming
  • Hacking into email accounts and stealing confidential information
  • Mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud

In addition to having your computer seized and searched, you may be confronted with large fines and possible incarceration. So, it's crucial that you retain the services of a defense team with a strong collection of resources and the experience necessarily to defend your innocence. Marcos Garza and his legal staff possess these skills. They will independently examine all evidence, look for flaws in the case against you and explore all of your defense options.

For example, if your legal rights were violated by law enforcement, such as the illegal search or seizure of your property, we can file a court challenge to suppress any evidence involved in that violation. In some cases, that could even lead to a dismissal of the case!

In spite of the advancements in technology, being arrested for a computer crime does not imply that you are guilty. There are a number of defenses available to protect your rights and future. We'll outline them for you in a free consultation.

Defending Against Federal Computer Crimes

Child pornography charges are thought to be one of the most severe criminal offenses on the state and federal level. Due to the interstate nature of child pornography distributed over the Internet, nearly all of these cases are prosecuted in federal court.

Because of this, people charged with possession or distribution of child pornography are surprised to find that a conviction will lead to a minimum jail sentence of six or more years in a federal penitentiary, even if it is their first alleged criminal offense. Because prosecutors and judges consider child pornography cases to be extremely heinous crimes, it is critical you seek out the services of a skilled Tennessee criminal defense attorney to represent you against such allegations.

We Have The Experience, Skill And Resources To Help You

As soon as you become aware of an investigation into your computer usage and online activities, you need a formidable defense team on your side. If you're being investigated or have been charged with a cybercrime, get in touch with our Knoxville criminal defense attorneys at 865-540-8300 or 888-540-8300 toll free today for a free consultation. We will discuss the facts of your Internet crimes case and possible defenses to help you avoid penalties, fines and incarceration.