Computer or internet-related crimes include fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, and sex crimes. If you have been charged with one of these crimes in the state of California, it is imperative that you reach out to a skilled and experienced California criminal defense attorney. To convict you of a computer or internet-related crime, the prosecutor must establish the elements necessary to make the causal connection between you and the alleged wrongdoing. An experienced attorney will explore all avenues of reasonable doubt with regard to the elements of the criminal charge. With your freedom and reputation at stake, rely on a skilled attorney to defend you against the charges levied by the state.
Computer fraud is prohibited on both state and federal levels. On the federal level, the crime is codified by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Under the law, computer fraud occurs when the following four elements are proved:
- The defendant has accessed a protected computer;