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Attorney Ray Richards, Detroit, Michigan Computer-Related Crime Lawyer

Computer crime, also referred to as cybercrime, internet crime or e-crime, involves the use of a computer and the internet. The federal government has over 40 statutes that govern the prosecution of computer-related crimes. The crimes themselves are generally divided into four categories, which include:

  1. Illegally obtaining computer hardware and/or software
  2. Crimes that actually target the computer network directly, such as installing viruses, Trojan horses, logic bombs, and spyware on another’s computer
  3. Crimes committed by using the computer network or devices
  4. Internet pornography

Because there is such a widespread use of the internet, computer crime may include many different criminal offenses, such as identity theft, fraud, sex crimes against children, money laundering, wire fraud, and hacking.

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 (CFAA) was specifically enacted and codified to address federal computer-related offenses. The U.S. Patriot Act has amended the CFAA numerous times and has made conspiracy to commit a computer-related crime an offense as well. Since then, internet pornography as it regards the exploitation of children and internet porn site regulation have been the forefront and focus of the Government in recent years. Few lawyers are actually trained and knowledgeable in these areas that have one thing in common – very significant sentencing guidelines that have minimum mandatory “mines” throughout the practice!

If you are charged with or indicted for a federal computer crime, you will be facing a serious Federal felony charge. You need an experienced, knowledgeable and trial-tested cybercrime attorney on your side. If you have been charged with a computer crime of any type in any Federal Court nationwide or in the Detroit, Oakland, Wayne or Macomb County communities of Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Warren, Troy or any surrounding areas, and want the best defense only a few lawyers in this state can provide, call Attorney Ray Richards at 313-662-9923.