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As rapidly as Internet and computer technology evolve, so do the laws that apply to cyber crimes and the offenders that use the Internet to facilitate their crime. If you or a loved one faces allegations for any type of cybercrime, whether prosecuted on a state level or federal level, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer who has the resources and unyielding commitment to fight on your behalf.
Billy Skinner & Associates is prepared to represent local residents of Houston who stand accused of a wide range of Internet crimes.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a special interest in the investigation of high-tech crimes, ranging from cyber fraud to cyber-based terrorism. They believe that since we are building our lives around wired and wireless networks, that we could be able to defend them as well.
The U.S. Department of Justice classifies crimes using computers into different categories:
Computers as the Crime Tool: Crimes that fall within this category include those that use the Internet as the tool with which a crime is committed. Common charges include various forms of fraud, criminal harassment, intellectual property theft, child pornography, and sales of illegal goods.
Computers Used as the Object of the Crime: These types of crimes include offenses that target computers and networks, such as hacking, and distributing malicious code or software.
Therefore, if you are facing criminal charges relating to an Internet crime, it is important to know that the federal government could get involved. Depending on the scope of the alleged crime, it may be viewed as a federal crime, with serious and life-altering consequences. It is vastly important that you do not work with your average law firm when facing criminal charges of this magnitude. You need a criminal defense attorney who understands federal law and will be able to work with you to help protect your freedom. You need Billy Skinner & Associates.
A proven trial lawyer with experience handling cases at the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Billy Skinner is fully capable of handling even the most challenging Internet crime cases. With extensive resources and a network of professional connections, he can work closely with professionals to collect evidence, secure expert testimony, and strengthen your defense. If you would like to discuss your case and learn about the ways in which our firm can fight for your, contact Billy Skinner & Associates at 713-354-0777 today. We look forward to hearing from you!