For many of us, it is hard to remember what life was like before computers and the Internet. Websites, chat rooms, listservs and e-mails are seemingly indispensable in both our personal and professional lives. This new technology has created unique legal issues, the parameters of which are still being determined. As use of the Internet has increased, so too has the government’s focus on prosecuting individuals and businesses charged with computer crimes.
The number of cases involving computer crimes will undoubtedly increase in the future. Charges related to computer crimes are as serious as any other criminal matter — and those charges can place your freedom and your future in jeopardy. Do not take chances. If you’ve been accused of a computer-related crime, call Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C. at (512) 476-4873 today or contact us through this online form.
The Austin TX criminal defense lawyers at Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C. are up to the challenge of charting the course in this new field. With 44 years of experience and expertise, we are able to rely on past defense strategies and think creatively to develop new ones. Four of our lawyers are Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, and our legal team has years of experience inside state and federal courtrooms. We have helped people from all over Central Texas successfully solve their personal problems. We can help you.
The criminal defense attorneys of Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C. take cyber crime cases involving:
- Credit card fraud
- Cyber stalking
- Cyber terrorism
- Hacking or illegal access to computer systems
- Identity theft
- Illegal file-sharing or downloading
- Internet fraud
- Internet gambling
- Internet sex offenses
- Unauthorized sale of prescription drugs
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It is important to realize that law enforcement officials take Internet crime very seriously. In fact, the FBI has partnered with other agencies to develop an Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) dedicated to providing an easy-to-use reporting system for cyber crime victims as well as a central reference point for police. The 2007 IC3 report on Internet fraud revealed that almost 45 percent of reported complaints involved auction fraud, with a total of 12,918 complaints coming from the state of Texas.
If you are under investigation for a computer crime or have had charges filed against you, don’t waste any more time. Contact our Austin firm and arrange a consultation with a lawyer who is experienced in Internet crime defense. Based in the Travis county seat of Austin, we also represent clients from Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Comal, Burnet and Caldwell counties.
We can be reached by phone at (512) 476-4873, by email at [email protected], or by filling out this form. The consequences for committing a computer-related crime can be very serious. Be sure to protect your rights by letting us help you.