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Attorney Advice: Responding to Federal Cybercrime Charges

By Spodek Law Group | October 20, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2023)

Last Updated on: 20th October 2023, 04:55 pm


Attorney Advice: Responding to Federal Cybercrime Charges

Dealing with federal cybercrime charges can be scary and overwhelming. As an attorney who regularly represents folks facing these kinds of accusations, I wanna offer some advice on how best to respond if you find yourself in this situation. I’ll walk through the process step-by-step, and share my insights from experience defending clients against the feds.

Don’t Panic

I know it’s easier said than done, but try to stay calm. The feds love playing hardball, but losing your cool won’t help. Take a few deep breaths and focus on getting through this. You’re not alone.

Get a Lawyer ASAP

The feds don’t mess around – you need an experienced federal defense attorney on your side immediately. Don’t talk to investigators without counsel present. Anything you say can and will be used against you. I’ve seen way too many folks dig themselves a deeper hole by talking without a lawyer.

Find a lawyer with specific experience defending federal cybercrime cases. This area of law is complex and the stakes are high. You need someone who understands the specific charges, laws, and defense strategies. Don’t just go with any random criminal defense attorney.

Understand the Charges

There are a wide variety of cybercrime laws both at the state and federal level. Some common federal charges include:

  • Computer hacking or intrusion (18 U.S.C. § 1030)
  • Identity theft (18 U.S.C. § 1028)
  • Computer fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1030)
  • Cyberstalking (18 U.S.C. § 2261A)
  • Access device fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1029)

Make sure you understand exactly what you’re being accused of. The specific charges matter immensely and will determine the strategies and defenses available. Don’t just nod along – ask questions until you comprehend.

Preserve Evidence

Don’t delete anything that could be relevant to the case – emails, files, browser history, etc. Prosecutors can claim you destroyed evidence. Preserve everything, but don’t access or move anything without your lawyer’s guidance.

Watch What You Say

Anything you say or post online can come back to haunt you. Avoid social media rants and venting to friends. Don’t say anything regarding the charges without running it by your attorney first. Loose lips sink ships.

Consider Pleading Out

The feds win over 90% of their cases, so pleading out often makes sense. A plea deal may reduce charges or sentencing. But don’t rush into anything – discuss options thoroughly with counsel. Pleading not guilty also has advantages worth exploring.

Explore Defenses

There are various defenses that an experienced lawyer may raise in a federal cybercrime case, such as:

  • You didn’t actually commit the crime (wrong person accused)
  • You had no criminal intent (it was just an accident)
  • You were entrapped by law enforcement
  • You were authorized or didn’t exceed authorization to access the computer/data
  • The statute is unconstitutionally vague

An attorney experienced with cybercrime laws can analyze if any of these defenses make sense for your specific charges.

Consider Alternatives to Trial

Few federal cases go to trial – over 97% end in plea deals. Alternatives like plea bargains, deferred prosecution, or pretrial diversion may be better options. An attorney can advise if you’re eligible and negotiate favorable terms.

Expect a Long Slog

Federal cases take time, often 2-3+ years until resolution. The feds will bury you in paperwork and procedural battles. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Maintain patience and let your lawyer handle the details.

Don’t Go It Alone

Federal prosecutors have huge resources and authority on their side. You need experienced legal firepower to have any chance. Leaning on family and friends for support during the process is also crucial. You’ll get through this.

Dealing with federal cybercrime charges is daunting, but having the right legal advice and support can make a huge difference. Don’t panic, get an experienced attorney, understand the process, and listen to their guidance. We’ll fight the feds together every step of the way. You have rights – don’t let them bully you.

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