Computer and Internet Crimes

Are you facing an Internet or Cyber Crime charge in an Arizona criminal court? The Brubaker Law Office has a reputation for winning difficult cases involving serious criminal charges involving online and computer activity, categorized as Cyber Crime and Internet Crimes.

Cynthia A. Brubaker, a leading Arizona criminal trial attorney and her legal team have experience at successfully defending people charged with:

  • Downloading or distributing child pornography
  • Internet solicitation of minors
  • Computer hacking or accessing email, financial records or other data
  • EBay fraud or fraud involving other online auction or commercial sites
  • Phishing
  • Online fraud
  • Stalking or Internet sex crimes
  • Investment, credit card, or pyramid fraud

Cyber and Internet charges are serious and can result in lengthy prison sentences. The prosecutor spends quite a bit of time lining up a case against you including police reports, witnesses, and other evidence before they even contact you. You must act quickly to prevent the state from getting even more of an unfair advantage.

Cynthia Brubaker, Criminal Defense Lawyer wants you to know:

  • We have strong proven defense strategies for every Internet Crime. There is almost always a defense strategy that will improve your situation.
  • If you are innocent or the circumstances can be explained, the police can get it wrong and you should consult a criminal defense lawyer before talking to anyone.
  • If your civil rights were violated in your arrest or if the evidence against you was gathered without a warrant or otherwise in violation of your civil rights, our criminal defense team can often get the charges dismissed.
  • We will demand every detail of the case against you and will quickly identify every weakness in the prosecutor’s case to seek dismissal of the charges or a reduction of possible penalties to avoid prison time or other penalties.

The Brubaker Law Office will aggressively fight to protect your rights and work to get the Cyber Crime or Internet Crime charges reduced or dismissed. An Experienced attorney is available to you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

To contact the Brubaker Law Office call (602) 753-7LAW (7529) or complete the form on right side of this page.

Cybercrimes include the following:

Child Pornography

Child pornography generally include sexual images involving minors and computer-generated images that appear to involve them. Most possessors of child pornography who are arrested are found to possess images of prepubescent children; possessors of pornographic images of post-pubescent minors are less likely to be prosecuted, even though those images also fall within the statutes.

Cyber Stalking

is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization. It may include the making of false accusations or statements of fact (as in defamation), monitoring, making threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, the solicitation of minors for sex, or gathering information that may be used to harass. The definition of “harassment” must meet the criterion that a reasonable person, in possession of the same information, would regard it as sufficient to cause another reasonable person distress

Hacking/Computer Terrorism

Someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge. The term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone breaking into computers is better called a cracker, not making a difference between computer criminals (black hats) and computer security experts (white hats).  Some white hat hackers claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called crackers.

Information Warfare and Cyber Terrorism

Cyberwar refers to knowledge-related conflict at the military level, netwar applies to societal struggles most often associated with low intensity conflict by non-state actors, such as terrorists, drug cartels, or black market proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. Both concepts imply that future conflicts will be fought more by “networks” than by “hierarchies,” and that whoever masters the network form will gain major advantages.

Internet Fraud

The use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them, for example by stealing personal information, which can even lead to identity theft. A very common form of Internet fraud is the distribution of rogue security software. Internet services can be used to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme.

Legal Information

Attorneys regularly run complex investigations, resolve unique legal and investigative issues raised by emerging computer and telecommunications technologies; litigate cases; provide litigation support to other prosecutors; train federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel; comment on and propose legislation; and initiate and participate in international efforts to combat computer and intellectual property crime

Identity theft

Is a form of stealing someone’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name. The victim of identity theft (here meaning the person whose identity has been assumed by the identity thief) can suffer adverse consequences if they are held accountable for the perpetrator’s actions. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another’s personally identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Software Piracy

Computer Piracy is the unauthorized reproduction of a copyrighted work without the consent of the copyright holder. Computer piracy started in the late 60’s and early 70’s when programs run on the computer “switched from hard wiring to data cards” (Dakin, 20). While the computer industry became more advanced, so did the methods and types of software piracy.

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