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.