Criminal Defense - Internet Crimes in Connecticut
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An “internet crime” is committed when the internet is used to commit a criminal offense in Connecticut. The offense can include crimes of theft, fraud, piracy, sex, harassment, and many others. Depending on the specific case, the charges for internet crimes can be made at the state or federal level. If you have been charged or arrested for an internet crime, seek an aggressive New Haven criminal defense lawyer in order to avoid the harsh repercussions that may follow.
Some of the internet crime allegations that our firm may be able to help you fight include:
- Accessing another person’s email or records
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Downloading or distributing child pornography
- Hacking another person’s computer
- Harassment or bullying
- Internet sex crimes such as child pornography
- Luring or solicitation of minors
Our criminal defense attorneys have experience dealing with internet crimes ranging from minor white collar crimes to serious internet sex crimes. The penalties for internet crimes vary according to the type of offense along with the criminal record of the defendant. Punishments can include prison time, large fines, sex offender registration, restitution, community service, probation, or any other penalties the judge deems necessary.
Penalties for Internet Crimes in Connecticut
When it comes to fines, there is a wide range of potential penalties because of the various types of internet crimes. If the offense is charged as a misdemeanor there can be fees of a few hundred dollars up to $1,000. These would be considered minor compared to fines for felony internet crimes, which can exceed $100,000. Jail or prison sentences can be given according to the degree of the felony. For a serious internet crime, such as child pornography, the penalty can include a prison sentence of 20 years or more.
Less severe internet crimes can be punished by any prison sentence of less than 20 years. Probation sentences are often given either as a combination with jail and fines or as a separate penalty. The length of the terms will vary but they generally last at least one year.
Requirements to Follow While on Probation
Probation sentences come with regulations that the person must abide by in order to successfully complete their probation. While on probation you will be expected to maintain gainful employment the entire time. You must also report regularly to your probation officer as scheduled. During probation, you cannot commit any crimes or else your probation may be revoked. You must also pay all court fees and fines that are required of you. While on probation, you may also be required to perform community service and/or be subject to drug tests. Some are ordered to attend a specific counseling program.
If someone who commits an internet crime is put on probation, they will most likely have to follow some or all of these rules. If a person on probation violates these orders, they may have to complete their probation sentence in jail. The consequences that follow even minor internet crimes can be harsh, so make sure you fight for your rights by having an experienced New Haven criminal defense attorney by your side.
Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Internet Crime Case?
If you are facing any type of charge for an internet crime, it is imperative to seek representation from Dolan Law Firm. We defend the rights of our clients and take the time to thoroughly investigate the details of each case we represent. In order to build a strong defense against charges, we make sure we are knowledgeable about all evidence or testimonies involved in the case.
People think that because the offense was on the internet, there is proof of the crime, but this is not always the case. Contact our firm to speak with a criminal defense lawyer and see how we may be able to help you fight against your internet crime charges. We offer free case evaluations.