This is our fourth post in our series regarding defending against cyber and computer crimes in Arkansas. Our last post discussed common search and seizure issues that arise in cyber crime cases. We understand that it can be scary and overwhelming to be accused of crimes involving the Internet and computers. An experienced Arkansas cyber crimes lawyer can help guide you through next steps and available defenses.
Expert witnesses can help establish a defense in Arkansas computer crimes
Discovery in computer related crime is voluminous. Document trails are long and come from many different entities including internet service providers, email providers, social networks, online exchange networks such as Craigslist, and other online providers. The prosecution team will employ an expert to interpret these documents and try to create a trail that leads to you. Sometimes it is helpful to retain a computer forensic analyst to review all the documents provided as well as your personal computing equipment.
The expert will examine any computers on your network as well as your smart phone. These experts can analyze hardware and recover deleted or uncover altered files and can determine whether your equipment was subject to attack or change that implicated you in criminal activity in error. This information can be useful in negotiation, or during jury trial if that becomes necessary. Also, as the consequence in these cases is tied to the value of the damage cause by the alleged crime, an expert can help demonstrate that the prosecution has over-estimated the damages or included things that are not the result of your conduct.
Experienced Little Rock cyber crimes counsel can protect you at a jury trial
Due to the complicated nature of computer crimes, it is in your best interest to consult a local attorney with experience in cyber crimes and knowledge of the experts who can best defend you against false claims. A lawyer can review all the documents and determine whether an expert may be able to help defend you and can communicate efficiently with the expert about your case. If you have been falsely implicated in a computer crime then your counsel can construct a team to defend against the accusations. The prosecutor’s expert will interpret the evidence to implicate you and an expert hired by your lawyer may be able to interpret the evidence differently or provide an alternative scenario for the crime. If you are falsely accused and require a jury trial then your attorney can offer the testimony of the expert to rebut any evidence presented by the prosecution’s expert witnesses. Your lawyer will also use the expert to help develop cross-examination questions for the police expert.
We have extensive experience defending against computer related crimes. If you or someone you love has been accused of cyber crime in Arkansas, contact a Little Rock attorney immediately. Our lawyers also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.