Internet Crimes Attorney in NH & ME
The enormity and power of the Internet has brought about a new genre of
criminal offenses, requiring a new skill set to defend them. As the Internet
itself has grown, so has the rate of Internet crimes. Even the most computer
savvy individuals fall victim to a variety of Internet crimes, including identity
theft, fraud, hacking and others. Improper use of the Internet has been used
to defraud customers, obtain credit card and back account information,
secure social security numbers and damage individual and corporate computer networks.
Types of Cybercrimes & Their Penalties
The severity of Internet crimes vary depending on the monetary value of
any damage caused.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated §638:17 provides the following offenses under the term computer crime:
- Unauthorized access to a computer or network
- Theft of computer services
- Interruption of computer services
- Misuse of computer or network information
- Destruction of computer equipment
- Computer contamination
These are misdemeanor or felony offenses under
§638:18, depending on the value of the loss.
Traditional Fourth Amendment search and seizure concepts are being twisted
and turned to govern the searches of computers and other electronic devices
in the Internet age. Law enforcement is growing increasingly confident
in securing search warrants during the investigation of Internet crimes.
Asserting Fourth Amendment rights as well as protections under the New
Hampshire Constitution, our attorneys regularly move to suppress evidence
secured during computer searches and are credited with fighting issues
that relate to computer searches all the way to the United States Supreme
Court. Our criminal law team also maintains relationships with forensic
computer experts in order to assess technical issues that relate to the
prosecution and defense of such cases.
Fight Your Charges with a New Hampshire Criminal Lawyer
Have you been arrested for an Internet crime? Call the offices of Shaheen
& Gordon, P.A. for aggressive representation! Our lawyers have the
knowledge and tenacity to present the strongest possible argument against
your charges and will work as a team to maximize your defense.
Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss what strategies are available
to defend you from a criminal conviction for any offense under New Hampshire