Miami Computer Crimes Attorney
Theft or Fraud by Computer in Miami, Florida
There are a number of criminal offenses related to computers and the internet. Theft crimes which may be related to computer or cybercrime may include: identity theft, fraud, grand theft, unauthorized access, hacking, spamming, spoofing, phishing, and more. Most Florida computer crimes are charged as felonies, punishable by at least 1 year in state prison and heavy fines.
Waste no time in contacting a Miami criminal defense lawyer if you or someone you know is currently facing computer crime charges in the greater South Florida area. You may have been accused of an extremely serious computer crime, and without proper representation you will be at risk of facing a conviction and maximum penalties. An attorney can take action to protect your right to the fullest extent of the law.
Common Types of Fraud and Computer Crimes in Florida
The majority of theft crimes associated with computers and the internet are related to fraud, theft by way of deception. When a computer and the internet are used to commit fraud, wire fraud charges are most likely to be pursued by the prosecution.
Wire fraud is an extremely serious federal crime that involves using the internet to transmit information that is intended to defraud others in order to obtain their money or property. Because this crime most often involves crossed state lines or national borders, the federal government may investigate and prosecute these offenses.
Penalties for Wire Fraud
If convicted of wire fraud in federal court, a defendant may face up to 20 years in prison and heavy fines. If a financial institution is targeted or affected by this computer crime, the defendant may face up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million. Don't take any chances with your career, your reputation and your future. Contact Miami computer crime attorney Michael Mirer today for skilled legal help.
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