Prosecution of Internet Crimes
Depending on the circumstances of the case, an internet crime may either
be prosecuted on the state or federal level. Many crimes occurring on
the internet fall under the jurisdiction of federal law enforcement agencies,
given that they "affect interstate commerce" by involving activities
in more than one state. In either case, it is vital that you take immediate
action to defend yourself against the prosecution. The attorney and investigators
are actively working to gather evidence against you, and you cannot afford
any delay in hiring legal representation to help you resolve the situation.
Internet Crime Defense Strategies
There are, fortunately, a number of different approaches to defending against
internet crime charges. If, for example, you are suspected of a computer-related
sex crime such as Internet Luring of a Child, you may be able to avoid a conviction
by arguing that you were not aware that the other party was a minor. Similarly,
child pornography charges can often be defeated by arguing that you did
not know that the person depicted in the image was a child, that you were
unaware that the files were downloaded to your computer, that you were
not the person who was using the computer at the time of the offense or
even that you were the victim of a computer virus.
The one thing you must
not do when under investigation for an internet crime is to agree to speak
with the investigators without having your attorney present to represent
you. You are at risk of making statements that would incriminate you,
and make it difficult or impossible to have you acquitted. Instead, politely
insist on having a Colorado Springs criminal attorney from
Clawson & Clawson, LLP present to advise you and represent you with the investigators.
We have more than 100 years of combined experience, and are ready to stand
by you throughout the entire
Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation!