The government has considerable reach in the investigation of cybercrimes, including the ability to seize your computer hard drive and trace your Internet records. The definition of wire fraud has been stretched to cover many online transactions and communications.
If you have been arrested or investigated for an Internet-related crime, the high stakes demand prompt intervention. Contact the skilled criminal defense lawyers of the Berry Law Firm in Lincoln and Omaha to protect your rights and fight these serious allegations.
The Berry Law Firm regularly defends people charged with white collar crimes and sex crimes, including felony charges linked to computer use and the Internet:
The Internet is not nearly as private and anonymous as you think. Cyberspace is crawling with law enforcement personnel and informants — you could be chatting with an undercover officer without realizing it. E-mails you send, websites you visit, postings on Facebook and anything you download can leave a trace, even if you thought you deleted it.
E-mails and deleted files can implicate you, but they can also cast doubt on the government’s case or help prove your innocence. Our attorneys aggressively challenge the electronic trail that supposedly ties you to a crime. Who else had access to your computer or online accounts? Are your online communications being misconstrued? We also examine Fourth Amendment defenses regarding search and seizure. Was there probable cause for a search warrant or was it a fishing expedition? Was there entrapment?
Virtually any use of the Internet in connection with a fraud crime can be construed as wire fraud, a federal crime. Our attorneys are experienced in the rules and technical aspects of federal court. Whether state or federal charges, we identify and exploit weakness in the prosecution’s case to dismiss or reduce the charges or obtain a favorable sentencing outcome.
Call (402) 817-6550 or e-mail us to schedule your consultation with our Nebraska internet crimes attorneys.