Internet & Computer Crime Lawyers in Lafayette
Strong Defense Against Identity Theft & Internet Fraud Charges
Our modern era has given us many everyday conveniences, particularly via fast and convenient internet connections. However, with the ability to work from home, answer almost any question with a few keystrokes, and keep in touch with friends and family from across the globe, there are a few downsides. Internet and computer related offenses such as identity theft and embezzlement are much more common, and that’s not even accounting for the wide range of new offenses that have been made possible.
While this area of the law is constantly evolving, the penalties an accused person faces are no less severe than those that more “traditional” crimes carry. In fact, computer-related offenses are often more harshly prosecuted because they may involve months or even years-long investigations yielding the potential for a huge amount of evidence against you.
If you’ve been accused or arrested, it is vital you take this situation seriously. Call Precht Law Firm at (337) 201-9119 to schedule a free consultation today.
Defense Against Internet Criminal Charges
Charges stemming from the internet are complex and nuanced. Your browsing history can be used against you, even if it was actually another using your laptop, desktop, smartphone, tablet, or other connected device. In addition, the internet itself is fraught with potential dangers because of its anonymity and the ease in which certain information can be obtained.
Our firm can defend you against computer crime charges including:
- Identity theft
- Internet-based embezzlement
- Drug trafficking
If you have been charged with an internet crime, you need an attorney who has in-depth familiarity with the complexities of this emerging area of criminal law. Our firm handles cases in both state and federal courts and will always work hard to build a strong defense based on the specific facts, circumstances, and evidence against you.
A Different Kind of Crime Requires a Different Kind of Representation
Though computers can make criminal behavior much simpler, they actually make your defense lawyer’s job more complicated. Getting to the facts of your matter is a more involved process and the evidence against you can be much more complex.
Computers can complicate your defense by:
- Making evidence harder to attain and document because of encryption and sophisticated storage techniques
- Requiring that all evidence be thoroughly documented, including tracing its history and associated IP addresses
- Excluding evidence and defense strategies as hearsay, which is inadmissible at trial
- Requiring additional actions to be taken to account for regulations surrounding privacy laws, internet service providers, and other technical issues
Potential Penalties for a Conviction
The stakes are high in computer-related offenses, particularly if you have been charged with a felony or have a prior criminal history. You face jail time and heavy fines, as well as restitution to the victims and probation that can include being unable to own or use an internet-connected device in the future. A conviction can also stay on your criminal record, making it harder, or even impossible, to obtain housing, employment, educational, and loan opportunities in the future.
Fighting for Your Future
Precht Law Firm offers aggressive and experienced defense solutions paired with accessible, client-focused representation. We work hard to understand the details of your case and build a strong defense using our years of professional experience and dedicated representation.
Accessible to Clients
Time is of the essence in the cases we handle, so we make sure to always be accessible to our clients. To learn about all the ways we can help you, speak to defense attorney Jordan T. Precht. He’ll give you his thoughts about your case for free with no obligation.
Aggressive & Experienced Defense
If you hope to achieve success in the courtroom, you need the right lawyer to represent you. That’s why we’re here to fight for your rights.
We’re dedicated to seeing you succeed. With so many options available for criminal defense and personal injury attorneys, it just makes sense to rely on the skills of our trusted attorney.
Experience You Can Count On
At Precht Law Firm, we possess the knowledge and expertise to provide you with comprehensive legal counsel and ensure you understand the options available to you.
Jordan T. Precht
Attorney Jordan T. Precht approaches his representation by developing a solid relationship with clients. He always remains accessible, keeps his clients informed of developments, and ensures that they’re very involved in decision making.
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