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San Antonio Cybercrimes Lawyer Defends Clients Facing Internet Allegations

Texas firm handles cases involving computer misconduct charges

As so many financial transactions and personal interactions have shifted online, reports of cybercrimes have become more common. The anonymous nature of digital communication makes it easier for criminals to target victims, but it also increases the likelihood of misidentification and other law enforcement errors. If you’ve been accused of computer fraud, hacking, identity theft or a different type of cybercrime, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. in San Antonio has the knowledge and experience to mount a strong legal defense. My firm has the ability to analyze complex evidence and challenge the allegations brought against you.

Experienced attorney advises on identity theft and hacking matters

I have been certified as a criminal defense attorney by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and am determined to make sure that your rights are respected at every stage of your proceeding. My firm handles a full range of cybercrime matters, such as cases arising from alleged:

  • Identity theft — The Texas Penal Code section on fraud prohibits the unauthorized use or possession of someone else’s identifying information. People who are convicted of an identity theft crime could be punished by several years in prison depending on how many items were used illegally and if the information was exploited for financial gain. When the charge covers five items or fewer, the crime is classified as a state jail felony where someone could be incarcerated for up to 180 days. Cases involving 50 or more items trigger first-degree felony charges where the minimum sentence is five years. My firm takes on authorities in situations where accusations of identity theft aren’t warranted or the defendant has been overcharged.
  • Hacking — Accessing someone else’s computer without permission is illegal. The specific penalty depends on the defendant’s intent for doing so. Stricter penalties exist when someone is found to have hacked in order to solicit a minor or break into a voting machine.
  • Possession of unlawful content — Whether someone is accused of possessing illegal sexually explicit images, unauthorized versions of copyrighted material or proprietary business-related content, my firm sifts through the pertinent information to identify all available defenses. In some instances, photos or documents can be downloaded without the user’s awareness. Other times, a person might reasonably believe that he or she is allowed to possess the material in question.

Starting with a free initial consultation, I will outline the elements of the particular state or federal charge that has been brought against you. Once you understand the applicable legal standards and the strength of the prosecution’s argument, you’ll have the knowledge you need to mount a formidable defense.

Contact a San Antonio defense lawyer for a free consultation about a cybercrime charge

Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. advocates on behalf of Texans who have been accused of cybercrimes and other types of illegal activity. Please call ln::phone] or contact me online to schedule a free consultation about your case. My office is located in San Antonio.

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of" - Nicoli

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  • "When you have been wrongfully accused of having an affair with a student, you must acquire legal counsel before you even speak to the police, even if you are the person who reports the rumors. Tylden Schaeffer advised me to not have a second interview with the police department and found time in his schedule to meet with me that day. After the meeting, I had a path to move forward on and that included a well written statement that Mr. Schaeffer crafted. After submitting this in lieu of a second interview with the police, there were no more problems with the school district or police department. Mr. Schaeffer did a superb job and had me resting more easily following our meetings. I would highly recommend Mr. Schaeffer to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney." - Anonymous

  • "Tylden has been nothing but excellent while representing me. He’s been very upfront, honest, and cooperative with not only myself, but with my family as well. I don’t just feel like a number, he treats you like if you’re his only client. I’d definitely recommend him to anybody I know if they are in need of legal help. 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Tylden Shaeffer!" - Joel

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of what could potentially be the outcome of my case, and it was dim. However he asked me what i wanted and was creative enough to deliver at an extremely affordable price. He has the knowledge to defend you, and the experience to win. I’m very happy with how he handled my case. His office is also only blocks away from the court house and he is always prompt. I don’t usually write reviews, but Mr. Tylden Shaeffer deserves to be recognized." - Nicoli

  • "When I got charged with my DWI I already expected to go through a long, painful process from the beginning. But, Mr. Shaeffer and his staff made my whole experience quick and easy with their great communication and professionalism. He was always straight forward and I could tell he had my best interest in mind. He made sure I didn’t get charged with “extreme intoxication”, while also reducing my fines and the length of my probation. I highly recommend him to anyone!" - Alex

  • "Mr. Shaeffer is a great attorney , very professional, very nice and is willing to work with you and help u threw any situation u may have or need help with . I recommend Mr. Shaeffer to anyone who needs help with any kind of legal issues or problems. Anyone who has asked me about an attorney i most definitely tell them Mr. Shaeffer and give them his info. Thank you for all your help and everything u have done for me and my family. You are a awesome attorney! Highly Recommend" - Anonymous

  • "Tylden is a fantastic attorney. He thoroughly prepared for my case and did an amazing job of relating to the judge and jury. I highly recommend Tylden. Would recommend to anyone!" - Skyler

  • "Tylden got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. He saved my life. I didn’t have to pester him for information and updates about my case and his staff is well informed and helpful. He personally attended each and every one of my hearings and was just as concerned about restoring my reputation as I was. He recently got a motion for non-disclosure filed and approved by the judge so I will never have to admit this mistake ever happened. I would recommend Tylden to anyone! He is a highly intelligent and competent attorney. The Best!" - Anonymous

  • "I was represented by Mr. Shaeffer years ago (2004). He would travel from San Antonio all the way to Del Rio to represent me. My father and I were accused of wrong doing by federal agents and we had done nothing. We, my father and I were on trial simultaneously. We had hired an attorney and found out later he was friends with the prosecutor and wanted us to accept a plea bargain. “We did nothing wrong”, I cried to him. He insisted that we accept due to it being impossible to beat the Government. My father and I were close to giving up when we met Mr. Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer believed in us and fought for us. Because of him, I never saw prison walls nor was I ever away from my family. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but thankfully we met a Godsend attorney and justice prevailed." - Anonymous

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Intoxication Manslaughter – Reduced Sentence

While client was already on probation for DWI when arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter. Client pleaded guilty to the jury and jury awarded probation where State sought prison term from the jury.

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