Cyber, internet, and computer crimes are being prosecuted in a manner never seen before. As technology has grown and changed, so have ways that prosecutors investigate, charge and prove the crime in court. What may once have been a simple case can be considerably more complicated when it goes online.
Things are not always what they seem in the world of computers. Data that forms important evidence in a case can be tweaked, erased or moved in ways that investigators don’t expect and sometimes don’t even examine. Oftentimes, it is not about what the data shows, but how the data found its way to a certain location within a computer and what caused it to be there. What attorneys often overlook in cyber crimes cases are the details, like viruses, spyware and downloading software and other circumstances that may explain the evidence.
What makes matters worse is that prosecutors may genuinely not understand the technology they are using as evidence to convict, leading to false accusations and the continuation of cases that should have been dismissed long ago.
Under these circumstances, it is essential for those accused of an Internet crime to retain a Colorado criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in the world of computers.
We defend people accused of computer crimes, including:
- Identity theft
- Financial fraud
- Computer hacking
- Unauthorized access to someone else’s computer or system
- Illegal downloads / Stealing or destroying intellectual property
- Misrepresenting someone in an internet chat room
- Large-scale spamming
- Spreading viruses and other malware
- Internet solicitation of a minor
- Child pornography
- And other alleged cyber crimes