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Internet Crime Attorneys in Cumberland County

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At the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, we recognize that state law enforcement and the courts are arresting, convicting, and punishing people for internet crimes now more than ever — offenses such as identity theft, online stalking, solicitation of a minor, and child pornography. Our team of defense lawyers know what you are up against and how to counter prosecution efforts to convict you. Our Cumberland County and Harrisburg internet crime lawyers can help you put a strong defense strategy in place right away to protect your rights and future freedoms from a damaging conviction.

Call (717) 775-6110 or contact us online to discuss your rights and options during a free consultation.

What Is Considered an Internet Crime?

An internet crime is any criminal offense or illegal activity that involves the use of a computer or network, or one which targets a computer or network. There are both state and federal laws that apply to crimes involving the internet. Computer intrusion, fraud, and piracy are among the key concerns of the FBI when it comes to internet crimes.

There are several different types of offenses that are classified as “internet crimes,” including:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Virus spreading
  • Email phishing
  • Illegal weapon trafficking
  • Copyright violations
  • Online stalking
  • Internet bomb threats
  • Child pornography
  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Financial extortion
  • Fraud

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  • “Mr. Lauer is very knowledgeable and personable. He truly cares for each and every client that he defends.”

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Potential Penalties for Internet Crimes

As with non-internet crimes, the potential consequences for an internet crime conviction will depend on the nature of the charges. Enhanced penalties may be faced by those who have previous convictions. In addition, offenses that are sexual in nature can result in the offender being required to register as a sex offender.

Examples of possible sentencing for internet crimes include:

  • Unlawful use of computers – A third-degree felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine
  • Online child pornography – A third-degree felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine
  • Computer trespass – A third-degree felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine
  • Computer theft – A third-degree felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine
  • Stalking – A first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $2,500 fine
  • Harassment – A third-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in prison and a $2,500 fine

Contact Us Today

No matter what type of internet crime you have been charged with, it is crucial to obtain aggressive representation from an experienced legal firm that can help you protect your rights and freedom. The Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer can carefully investigate your case, gather crucial evidence, negotiate for a fair plea bargain, and, if necessary, represent you at trial. Throughout the duration of your case, you can receive the personalized legal attention you deserve.

Only quality defense representation can help you avoid conviction. Contact our Cumberland County internet crime attorneys at (717) 775-6110 to begin formulating your defense.

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  • More Than 50 Years of Combined Experience
  • Board Certified for More Than 25 Years
  • More Than 200 Jury Trials & 40,000 Preliminary Hearings
  • Never Lost a Sex Case or Murder Case at Trial
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  • Exceptional Experience in All Breath Testing Equipment

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