What Federal Crimes deal with Internet or Computer Fraud?

Many of our clients are charged or threatened with federal internet and/or computer fraud-related crimes. There are many federal crimes associated with the use of the internet and/or computers. Some people refer to these offenses as cybercrimes. A federal internet fraud lawyer should have experience in dealing with the various charges associated with online scams, identity theft, phishing attacks, hacking, malware and other forms of digital fraud.

We here at LGR Law, LLC, have over 30 years of federal criminal defense experience and specific experience defending those charged under several of the federal statutes regulating internet and computer use.

Some of those federal statutes that are related to or charge people with internet and computer fraud crimes are as follows:

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) (18 U.S.C. § 1030). This is the primary federal statute used to prosecute those charged with hacking and other cybercrimes. It covers unauthorized access to computers, hacking, data theft, the distribution of malware and network intrusions.

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (18 U.S.C. § 1028). This statute makes identity theft a federal crime, including the unauthorized use of someone else’s personal information to commit fraud. (Aggravated identity theft has a 2-year mandatory minimum penalty).

Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) (18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2523, 2701-2712, 3121-3127). This act protects the privacy of electronic communications. It regulates the interception and access to electronic communications, including email and other data transmissions.

Stored Communications Act (SCA) (18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712). This act is part of the ECPA, and it specifically addresses the voluntary and compelled disclosure of stored wire and electronic communications and transactional records held by third-party internet service providers (ISPs).

Wiretap Act (Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968) (18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2522). This act regulates the interception of wire, oral, and electronic communications. It requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before intercepting such communications.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (17 U.S.C. § 512). This act addresses copyright infringement on the Internet, including the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials and the circumvention of digital rights management (DRM) technologies.

Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 7701-7713). This act aims to curb the amount of spam emails, setting forth standards for sending commercial emails and establishing penalties for those who violate these standards.

Contact LGR Law Group if you are charged or threatened with any internet fraud crimes or computer fraud. With over 30 years of experience defending those charged with federal crimes including experience in defending hacking charges, the CAN-SPAM Act, network intrusions, and more, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo and her team are the federal lawyers to contact to tirelessly fight for your rights and protect your freedom. Known as tenacious advocates and fierce fighters for their clients, they are experienced, seasoned, and respected federal crime attorneys in New York and New Jersey. Contact them for a free consultation today.

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