Computer Crimes Defense Attorneys in Martin County
Protecting Your Individual Rights
Computer crimes are any illegal action related to computers, computer systems, and/or computer networks. Individuals who participate in computer crimes are commonly referred to as "hackers" and their activities can range from illegally using another person’s email account to illegally accessing a corporation’s network with intention to cause harm. If you are accused of committing a computer crime, our attorneys will protect your interests and offer the peace of mind that comes from knowing we have traveled this path before.
Call our Stuart computer crime lawyers today at (772) 238-7231. We also serve residents of Jupiter and the surrounding areas.
The Florida Computer Crimes Act separates computer crimes into two categories: crimes against computer users and crimes against intellectual property.
Offenses Against Computer Users
Any person who commits a crime against another computer user willfully does so without the consent of the other party. Common ways a person may commit a crime against a computer user are:
- Accessing or weakening an individual’s computer, computer system, computer network, and/or electronic device without authorization
- Disrupting the ability of a device to access or transmit data
- Destroying, stealing, or heavily damaging equipment meant to be used in an electronic device
- Introducing a computer contaminant into an electronic device
- Engaging in audio or video surveillance of an individual by accessing a relevant feature on an electronic device
The sentencing for this type of computer crime could be:
- 3rd degree felony
- 2nd degree felony if the damages to an electronic device are at least $5,000, the interference was meant to defraud an individual, and/or the action interfered with civil amenities
- 1st degree felony if the action endangered a human life and/or disrupted a piece of medical equipment
Offenses Against Intellectual Property
Any person who commits an offense against intellectual property willfully and knowingly does any of the following:
- Introduces a computer contaminant to or modifies any data, programs, or documents in an electronic system without authorization
- Destroys data, programs, or documentation in an electronic system without authorization
- Discloses or takes data, programs, or documentation in an electronic system without authorization
The sentencing for this type of crime could be:
- 3rd degree felony
- 2nd degree felony if the offense is committed to defraud an entity or obtain certain property
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Computer crime cases can be complex and challenging to navigate. When you choose to work with Deckard, Kofsky & Clark, LLC you are choosing to be represented by a Stuart computer crime attorney who understands these legal intricacies and can effectively help you obtain a positive outcome.
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