Computer Security Crimes in Georgia
Computer crimes have significantly increased over the past decades and it is important to be familiar with the offenses. Crimes related to computers require the assistance of an experienced Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney. The offense is very technical and hiring an attorney could mean the difference between your acquittal or conviction. The Office of Lawson and Berry and their team of Georgia Computer Security Crime Attorneys have over 50 years of criminal defense. They will fight tirelessly for your case. Contact them today to start preparing your defense today.
Computer Security Crimes Include:
Email Virus Distribution, Denial of Service Attacks and Other Prohibited Conduct: Occurs when the defendant does not have permission to use a computer and knowingly takes control, modifies, or prevents something from happening on the computer.
Inducement to Install, Copy or Execute Software Through Misrepresentation: Occurs when a person convinces another to install, copy or execute software through misrepresentation.
Use of Spyware, Browsers, Hijacks, and Other Prohibited Software: Occurs when the accused is not an authorized user of a computer and allows for software to be copied onto a computer.
Penalty for Being Convicted of a Computer Security Crime in Georgia
Computer security crimes are treated as felony convictions and come with a prison term ranging between one to ten years, a fine of no more than 3 million, or both.
Further, the victim can bring a civil suit against the defendant to recover any damages they suffered.
Authorized User: Evidence that the defendant was, in fact, an authorized user would be a complete defense to some of these crimes.
Lack of Intent: If there is no evidence demonstrating that the accused had the intent to commit the crime, then your Attorney could use that either get the charges dismissed or the sentence lowered.
Computer security crimes are highly complex and technical. It is difficult to defend your case by yourself so seek the experience of a highly trained Attorney. Our office has over 50 years of experience in criminal law and is ready to let their experience work for your benefit! Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We are here 24/7 so call us now!