With the advent of the computer and the internet, crimes involving online fraud, sex, theft, piracy, and privacy violations are rampant. Many of these crimes are prosecuted by the federal government and pose a very real threat of substantial prison time and extreme fines. Federal crimes are tried in federal court, which means you need an attorney who is familiar with how federal procedures and rules differ from the state and District Court system. Not every attorney has this experience. The Little Rock, Arkansas attorneys at The Law Office of Patrick Benca regularly practice in federal court and understand this area of the law. Contact our office and find out how we may be able to assist you during your free consultation.
Protecting Little Rock, Arkansas clients accused of computer crimes from illegal search and seizure
Internet crimes are no different than any other case in that they must be proven by evidence. One’s browser history, emails, computer files, etc. are often relied upon in such cases. If law enforcement is able to obtain your records then they may be able to reconstruct your movements and activities on the internet, even if you have erased your history. When the government is collecting such evidence, however, it is not uncommon for these items to be collected in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable search and seizure. A qualified attorney will understand when the Fourth Amendment applies and can file Motions on your behalf which may prevent the government from introducing key evidence in a “computer crimes” case. Hiring a lawyer who understands this area of law will be key to maintaining your freedom.
Our Little Rock, Arkansas criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in federal criminal cases and are able to assist in such a case. Once our office is retained we will immediately gain all available evidence from the prosecution. We will immediately analyze the evidence with you to gain a complete understanding of the facts and, when necessary, will hire the appropriate experts to assist in developing your defense. If your Fourth Amendment rights have been violated then we will file a “Motion to Suppress” requesting that illegally seized evidence be excluded from your trial. Cases involving internet and computer crimes are often won or lost on these types of Motions. We may be contacted online or by telephone today.
We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.
Arkansas criminal defense attorneys skilled at interpreting technologically complex cases
If you are being charged with an internet crime, law enforcement likely has highly skilled experts interpreting complex evidence. This can feel intimidating and you may feel that it is impossible to defend yourself against the government. You have options. We will hire our own experts to interpret evidence, will work to suppress any evidence that was acquired against you illegally, and will search for any holes in the prosecution’s case. We will also explore the possibility of reaching a plea bargain to avoid prison time, and determine if it is possible to get the charges against you dismissed. Our attorneys passionately believe in defending the rights of people, particularly against illegal search and seizure. You are not alone throughout this process; we keep in regular contact with our clients. Contact our Arkansas office today and learn how we may be able to help you.