If you are being investigated for a computer or internet crime, you could face a large fine and lengthy prison sentence, and have a criminal record for life. Your case could be prosecuted by both federal and state authorities.
Before you allow the legal system to determine your fate and future, take control of your future and reach out to the Illinois criminal lawyers at the Chicago Criminal Law Firm.
Vadim A. Glozman and his team handle all types of internet crime defense cases, including:
- Child pornography possession and distribution
- Computer and email hacking
- Credit card, debit card and bank fraud
- Criminal pirating
- Cyber stalking / cyber bullying and online threats
- Federal and state court defense
- Hacking, spamming, phishing and email spoofing
- Identity theft / financial fraud
- Internet gaming fraud
- Internet auction fraud
- Internet sales fraud
- Investment schemes
- Online investment fraud and solicitation
- Purchase of illegal prescription drugs or steroids via the internet
- Sex crimes, including solicitation of a minor, images, and chat
- Virus spreading.
With advances in technology, internet crimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated. People charged with internet fraud often face many charges under both state and federal laws. The penalties for federal crimes can be severe.
For example, under 18 U.S.C. § 1344, Bank Fraud is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment of up to 30 years or both. Copyright infringement in a piracy crime may carry a fine of $250,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years. Depending on the crime, you may also face civil charges / penalties.
What is an Internet Crime or Cyber Crime?
Internet crime is a term used to describe criminal activity committed on the internet or using the internet. These can be sex crimes, child pornography, or complicated financial crimes. Jurisdictional issues are common in internet crimes, and prosecuted at both the state and federal level is allowed under the Dual Sovereignty Doctrine, an exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause.
At the Chicago Criminal Law Firm, we understand that every case has unique aspects, and believe every client deserves an individualized, customized defense. We are well-versed in all areas of criminal law, and will work with you to customize the most strategic defense, no matter what the charge. Our commitment is to treat our clients with respect and honesty throughout their case.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin building a strong defense.
Free Illinois Criminal Lawyer Consultation
Vadim A. Glozman has a reputation for success in Illinois criminal matters from violent crimes to drug crimes and internet crimes. He stands by his clients from beginning to end, offering advocacy and aggressive representation through all stages of investigation and litigation, from arraignment to appeal. We cannot stress the importance of not delaying contacting a lawyer.
The government will be working hard behind the scenes to build a case against you. As soon as you contact us, we can begin protecting your rights and ensuring the best possible outcome for your future.