That is how Bill Gates described personal computing in the early 1990s. Since his notorious speech, much has evolved and the computer has become the gateway to the World Wide Web.
The Internet is now a resource for people looking for facts, figures, products, services and even entertainment. Over the years, the Web has also been associated with crime.
If you or a family member has been accused of an Internet crime in Arizona, don’t dismiss the charges as being minor. Internet crime is considered a serious criminal offense in our state and the prosecution will do all that is within their power to make sure you pay the price for your alleged wrongdoing.
What’s Considered an Internet Crime?An Internet crime sounds ambiguous, but the law is pretty specific about what is considered a cyber crime. Some of the most common charges brought in our state include the following:
- Identity theft
- Solicitation of minors
- Child pornography
- Cyber stalking
- Internet threats
- Computer hacking
Over the years, as the popularity of the Internet has increased, so have the penalties for cyber crimes. If you have been accused of an Internet crime in Arizona, you could be looking at time in prison and fines, not to mention a damaged reputation.
How Our Phoenix Criminal Lawyers Can Help YouWhenever you are accused of a crime, you have a lot at stake. You need to consider the impact the conviction will have on you, your family and your future. It is crucial that you work with a Phoenix criminal lawyer who can build a strong defense on your behalf. Not every attorney is experienced in handling Arizona Internet crimes. Make sure the one you choose has a strong background in this area of law and has achieved successful results for his or her clients.
To obtain personalized legal advice about your specific criminal case, contact one of the Arizona criminal lawyers at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).
Be sure to order our FREE book, Arizona Criminal Law: What You Must Know. It will educate you on the legal process and what to expect.