Computer Crimes

If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a crime in Texas, or have learned that you may be the subject or target of a State or federal criminal investigation, the most important decision you can make is deciding who will represent you in fighting against these charges.

  • Cyber-Extortion - where criminal gangs threatened to close down internet-based businesses if protection money was not paid. Worse still, threats can also be made to infiltrate the businesses security system to access financial or personal information stored therein that may then be used or financial gain
  • Information theft - similar to that set-out above, only no prior approach is made to try and extort protection money and a computer network is infiltrated with the purpose of obtaining information relating to the users, whether they be an individual user of business
  • Fraud - fraud has many guises on the internet, from the famous e-mails promising millions in advance fees to the sale of unmarketable quality goods. What is usually fairly consistent is an unsolicited e-mail approach by the fraudster to their victim.
  • Identity theft - identity theft is where the cyber criminal steals their victims identity and then transacts, usually via the Internet in the name of the victim. More often than not this will include and element of credit card fraud.
  • Intellectual property theft - strangely many computer network users do not see the illegal downloading of software and intellectual property as constituting a criminal act. In fact it is anything but. Billions of dollars are being lost each year on illegal software and intellectual property downloads that are putting sever financial constraints on the companies that manufacture these products, many of whom are young start-ups themselves. Nevertheless, unlike other forms of cyber crimes, governments have been quick to respond to the actions of those who illegally download movies, music or software from the Internet and so, many argue, criminal defense procedures against such persons are probably the most successful and front-line of all.
  • Phishing and vishing - both phishing and the more recent vishing is obtaining financial information, such as bank account records or credit card details, by sending what look like authentic messages to the recipient informing them they need to comply with certain procedures to reactivate their account. Once the information has been obtained, the criminal then defrauds the victim.

Being accused of a cyber crime is a very serious matter. And having a criminal conviction on your record will have long-standing and devastating consequences for you and your family. Call the law office of David J. Pire today to discuss your legal options. Call us today at (214) 821-1919.

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