These days, anyone with a computer can find themselves involved in an act prohibited by law, whether doing so intentionally or not. Computer hacking, hijacking, unauthorized access, data breaches, computer fraud, and other cyber abuse makes news headlines on a nightly basis. The ease in which information is shared, traded and exchanged on the Internet creates an environment for individuals young and old to get caught up in criminal activity that seems, on its surface, risk-free -- almost as if a theft of data, information, or identification isn't real if it's done online.
Unfortunately, just because it doesn't involve ski masks and handguns doesn't make some of these acts indictable felonies, with Federal sentencing guidelines prescribing 10+ year state prison terms, or worse, for certain offenses.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we take pride in our ability to understand the technologies, protocols, and semantics that drive these revolutionary new criminal offenses. We work with experts that are prepared to testify against the validity of the State's technical discovery. We recognize your rights to privacy and warrantless searches, even in the sense of digital monitoring, geolocation data, IP tracing and wiretaps. One of our attorneys is even a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and regularly attends international conferences on privacy rights.
In short, the law has lagged behind technology, and will continue to do so for years to come. If you've been charged with a crime involving technology, computers, internet, and/or cyberspace, connect with an attorney that fully understands what you're dealing with, and can derive the best defense for your case.