San Diego Internet Crime Lawyer
Under Investigation for an Internet Crime in San Diego?
If you have been accused of or are under investigation for an Internet
crime, it is important to act quickly and work with a San Diego criminal
defense lawyer who has a good understanding of Internet crimes and their
successful defenses—and who has your best interests in mind.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation!
Why Hire Our Firm? We Can Protect Your Rights!
JD Law has helped many individuals that were facing serious charges for
Internet crimes. We understand how nerve-wracking and unexpected your
charges may be, which is why we are here to help resolve your charges
and protect your freedom.
Attorney James N. Dicks is proud to have the following qualifications:
- Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
- Former police detective
- 30+ years of criminal defense experience
- Experience trying hundreds of cases
Understanding the Charges Against You
California Internet crime, in general, refers to any criminal offenses
that are committed on or through the Internet. Common Internet crimes
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Identity Theft
- Internet Auction Fraud
- Credit / Debit Card Fraud
- Spamming (Illegal Emailing)
- Internet Pornography of Minors
- Click & SEO Fraud
- Business Opportunities & Work-At-Home Schemes
Internet crimes may be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on
the charges. By consulting with Attorney James N. Dicks, you can get real
advice that could make all the difference.
San Diego Piracy Charges
Internet crimes, including piracy, are in an area of law that is subject
to constant change. Due to technological developments, it is nearly impossible
for law enforcement to keep up with the ever-changing online world. As
the music and movie industries have experienced massive profits losses,
and the federal government loses tax revenue, more attention is being
given to Internet piracy by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Online piracy is considered the act of stealing intellectual property.
This can take many forms, including downloading movies, software programs
and music to your computer. Many people do not realize the heavy penalties
that can be imposed upon those found guilty of online piracy. Entertainment
industry professionals have suffered heavy losses due to online piracy
and often seek to enforce maximum penalties against those who have committed
such crimes. Although it can be difficult to catch someone in the act
of illegally downloading, when they are caught, they are very often used
as an example to discourage others.
Financial Theft & Internet Crimes in San Diego
Financial theft through the Internet is a relatively new area of criminal
law. It can involve stealing another individual's identity or bank
account information in order to commit fraud for financial gain. Anyone
facing such charges is subject to heavy penalties in a conviction.
As the Internet continues to expand in commerce and online shopping, more
new types of theft are arising. Individual can find themselves a victim
of a theft crime before they even realize it. The news of continually
hackings into stores' private information and consumers' credit
card info seems to make the matters seem like common place. However, the
charges are serious and can result in thousands of dollars in fines and
years behind bars.
You may face charges for doing any of the following:
- Stealing from a bank account via identity theft
- Hacking into bank account information
- Stealing online account passwords
- Logging into online accounts to make purchases
San Diego Espionage Internet Crimes
Using the Internet to obtain unauthorized information is illegal. However,
the use of the Internet to acquire confidential documents and files has
exploded in recent years, and there is a great deal of attention focused
on identifying those who are involved in this activity.
Espionage can include illegally accessing information such as:
- Business information
- Trade secrets
- Government documents
- Any other confidential information
It is more crucial than ever that you obtain experienced and insightful
counsel on your side. There are harsh penalties imposed upon those convicted
of stealing, sharing or selling trade secrets, government information
and other forms of corporate or government espionage. Accessing a computer,
laptop, smart phone, or server without permission is considered a serious
crime by the United States Government. If the crime allegedly involves
any portion of a federal agency or unit, the individual may have to answer
to espionage charges.
Choose JD Law for Aggressive Defense in San Diego
Defending Internet crimes is an area of criminal law that is complex and
constantly changing due to new technological developments. It is also
an area of law that is getting more attention from law enforcement agencies
throughout the United States. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
has created a special division dedicated to Internet fraud, called the
Internet Fraud Complaint Center, to help devote more time and manpower
to locating and preventing Internet crimes involving fraud.
San Diego Defense Attorney James N. Dicks has worked hard to stay abreast
of the evolving Internet laws and regulations to stay ahead of the curve
when it comes to successful defenses of Internet crimes. Because they
are usually high-tech and may not leave much physical evidence, such crimes
can be hard for the prosecution to prove. He can use this and other factors
in your favor to help you.
Have you been accused of an Internet crime in San Diego?
Contact our office today!