Internet Crimes

Murrieta Internet Crime Attorney

Tenacious Advocacy in Murrieta, Temecula & Riverside County

In 2012 alone, the Internet Crime Complaint Center - a federal project developed by several administrations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - reported receiving almost 290,000 complaints from alleged victims of Internet crimes. The state with the most complaints of Internet crimes was California. More than 13 percent of all complaints came from California residents. Victims of Internet fraud said they lost an average of $4,6000. More than $46.3 million was reported lost by California residents in 2010 due to Internet fraud.

What is an Internet crime?

Internet crime is a term that describes a number of different offenses committed within the realm of cyberspace. While some are prosecuted in state courts, others are considered federal crimes and are prosecuted in federal courts. If you are charged with an Internet crime, the consequences can be serious. Examples of Internet crimes include:

  • Email scams
  • Phishing
  • Hacking
  • Sweepstakes or lottery fraud
  • Work-at-home fraud
  • Downloading child pornography
  • Distributing child pornography
  • Identity theft
  • Online stalking
  • Illegal downloading
  • Impersonation
  • Intimidation / extortion scams
  • Scareware / ransomware

Call Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich for Strong Defense

If you've been accused of an Internet crime at the state or federal level, it is crucial that you hire professional legal help from a capable Murrieta criminal defense lawyer. Our legal firm has the experience and legal prowess to help you protect your freedom, your future, your rights, and your reputation. Remember, it's never too early to get the legal help you need - in fact, we recommend that our clients contact us prior to indictment in order to be proactive in building a strong defense case. Call us to learn about your options in a free case evaluation, or to book an appointment to meet with our Murrieta Internet crime defense lawyers. Help is just a phone call away.