INTERNET & COMPUTER CRIME - INTERNET CRIME
Are you facing serious internet crime charges? Would you like assistance in reducing
or avoiding the sentences of those crimes? With over 15 years of experience in a
variety of family, civil, criminal, and estate law matters, attorney Joe McIntosh
has the skills necessary for effectively advocating for his clients. Here are a few
of his credentials:
Master of Business Administration, West Chester University, PA: awarded 2007.
Master of Law, Trial Advocacy, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA:
Master of Law, Taxation, Villanova, PA: awarded 1998.
Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI. J.D. awarded 1997
Regardless of the internet crime charges you are facing, I can help. Before your
situation gets worse, contact me immediately!
What is an Internet Crime?
An internet crime is when a person commits a criminal act while using the internet.
Types of internet crimes include:
- Credit card fraud
- Illegal downloading
- Child pornography
- Illegal pornography
- Illegal distribution of viruses or spam
- On-line solicitation of a minor
Pennsylvania Internet Crime Punishments
Upon conviction of an internet crime, a person faces the following potential consequences:
- Large fines
- Community service
- Registered Sex Offender pursuant to Megan's Law
If the convicted individual has an existing criminal offense on record, or if
the internet crime involves a minor, he or she may face enhanced criminal charges
and sentencing. And, the consequences are not just legal, as the individual can also
have difficulty finding housing and employment. He or she also faces a potentially
permanently tarnished reputation, severed personal relationships, and intense criticism
from his or her community. Attorney Joe McIntosh has over 15 years of experience
defending people accused of internet crimes. If you are facing these charges, contact
attorney McIntosh today!
Additional Information on Computer & Internet Crimes
On-line Solicitation of a Minor: This is when federal or state authorities
have enough evidence to convict someone of intent to commit sexual activity with
a minor. It is currently one of the most aggressively pursued cases by authorities.
On-line solicitation involves any form of use of the internet including, but not
limited to, contact via e-mail, instant messaging, and chat. Typically involving
a male contacting an underage female, the contact becomes illegal once the conversation
once it appears that the person is communicating in a sexually explicit manner.
Most times, a person is not prosecuted until he or she arranges to meet the minor.
However, it is possible to prosecute the legally aged person simply for communicating
in a sexually explicit manner, or if they forward sexually explicit material to the
Attorney Joe McIntosh, with over 15 years of experience, is here to help individuals
accused of online solicitation of a minor.
Child Pornography: A child pornography charge is prosecuted by the state or
federal government, which often conducts very thorough investigations. Depending
on the circumstances of each case, the accused individual can face multiple charges
for the same offense.
To successfully defend the case, attorney McIntosh will review the specifics of each
charge. Working with psychologists, investigators, and forensic experts, he will
identify evidence gathered under questionable circumstances or completely ignored
by investigators. It is also possible to obtain child pornography unintentionally
through pop-ups or unsolicited e-mails, but unfortunately, authorities show little
mercy prosecuting these individuals.
Regardless of the circumstances, attorney Joe McIntosh does everything he can to
aggressively protect the rights of his clients.
Illegal Pornography: In response to the ease with which illegal pornography
is obtained on the internet, authorities have become more aggressive in investigating
and prosecuting these cases. These cases are extremely serious due to the associated
social stigma, extreme penalties faced upon conviction, and harshness with which
offenders are prosecuted.
Law enforcement will typically arrive with a search warrant allowing them to investigate
the defendant's computers and any type of storage media. Any statements provided
by the defendant can be used against him or her later in court.
Attorney Joe McIntosh understands the complexity of these laws, and has 15 years
of experience successfully defending people from their consequences. Attorney McIntosh
is fully invested in achieving the most favorable outcome for his clients. Before
you speak with any authorities, contact attorney McIntosh today!
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