This is our second post in our series regarding Internet and other computer crimes in Little Rock, Arkansas and surrounding counties. Our last post gave a general overview of topics we will be discussing during the course of this series. It is important to realize that there has been a rise in cyber crimes as more individuals and companies rely on computers and networks to conduct their business. These crimes can massively impact the victims. Due to the devastating impact on the victims of these crimes, prosecutors and judges in Arkansas take these matters very seriously. The penalties range from fines for very minor intrusions to six years in prison. The amount of damage is directly tied to the penalty and the value is determined by the cost of investigating and repairing physical equipment as well as direct financial losses.
Little Rock, Arkansas cyber crimes are taken very seriously
In order to investigate and prosecute a data breach or other computer crime the police must gather a large amount of documents and network information. In order to determine the source of the breach and the identity of the person causing it the police must subpoena documents from any Internet providers, phone companies or other service provider, and trace any associated accounts (e.g., Google, Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo). Frequently, they must also gather credit card and banking records and do forensic analysis on hardware.
Arkansas prosecutors take such matters very seriously, in part, due to the amount of effort put into investigating and prosecuting such offenses. All these investigative resources lead to an uphill court battle for anyone accused in these types of cases. An experienced cyber crimes lawyer can help you navigate some of the common pitfalls and achieve your best result.
A Little Rock cyber crimes attorney can help negotiate a good resolution
When you are accused in a computer crime case it can feel overwhelming and frightening. Your lawyer can conduct an investigation into the paper trail that lead to you. This can include review of any documents prepared by internet and other service providers for any discrepancies or inconsistencies. He or she will also investigate anyone who has access to your computers or online accounts and will help determine if you have any defenses based on the information discovered. If necessary, your counsel will retain the services of a computer expert to assist in your defense. Your attorney will also present any information about you and your family situation that might be mitigating in an effort to reach a favorable resolution.
Computer crimes are complicated and can be confusing. If you or a loved on is accused of a computer crime then an experienced criminal defense attorney can help guide you through the process and protect your interests. Contact a Little Rock attorney immediately for assistance with a cyber crime. Our lawyers also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.