Cybercrime – One of the Newest Specialized Areas of Law

With technology exponentially becoming more advanced, new laws are being created every year just trying to keep up. The online presence in today’s society has grown to levels that were inconceivable only 20 years ago. Even the trend to conduct work remotely has shot up dramatically since Covid-19. It is calculated that nearly 26% of the U.S. population works remotely.

With the number of people conducting business remotely, online shopping, and even just browsing the web, it is not an unreasonable statement to say that the rate of cybercrimes is increasing. As the amount of people being charged with cybercrime goes up, so does the preparedness of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

At Marley Law, we know cybercrimes can be tricky as there are multiple layers to them. If you have been accused or charged with any type of cybercrime, you need a Criminal Defense Attorney that has the experience to get what needs to get done accomplished. Orange County’s Defense Attorney Michael Marley will vigorously defend your case. Cybercrime cases are rarely straightforward, and Marley will be able to show the court the bigger picture and dispute submitted evidence.

Call (949) 726-6000 to schedule a free consultation or you can visit our Contact Page to book an appointment online. Continue reading to learn more about cybercrimes and how Orange County’s Criminal Defense Attorney can potentially defend your case.

Cybercrimes Explained

Just as you can commit crimes out in the real world, you can attempt to commit crimes virtually over the web. Typically, crimes conducted in the cyber world are a variation of crimes that can occur in person. For example, just as you can steal from a store, you can steal from someone’s personal account or private information.

The most common forms of cybercrime include:

  • Hacking
  • Phishing
  • Scamming
  • Identity Theft
  • Ransomware
  • Fraud
  • Cyber Bullying/Stalking
  • Software Piracy

There are numerous types of cybercrimes, as the internet is a powerful tool that can be used to accomplish many things.

Criminal Defense That Makes a Difference

Now just because you’ve been charged with a cybercrime, does not mean you will be convicted. We believe in innocent until proven guilty and Marley will do everything in his power to keep you innocent. In defense attorney Michael Marley’s experience, he’s represented cybercrimes cases in multiple ways, but the most common defense strategies include:

  1. Authorization – The accused was authorized to access the information in question.
  2. Lack of intent – The accused did not willfully act to commit the cybercrime.
  3. Coercion – The accused was forced to engage in cybercrimes under the threat of harm or punishment to themselves or a loved one.
  4. Ignorance – The accused honestly did not know what they were doing was against the law.

It is important to keep in mind that many computer databases have the ability to track any cyber activity with time stamps and location. This evidence may be able to provide further defense and strengthen your case.

Orange County’s #1 Cybercrimes Defense Attorney

If you have been accused or charged with a cybercrime, you need to get in contact with Marley Law immediately. The longer you wait, the more time the prosecutors have to build their case. Marley can get in there and start defending you the second he represents you.

Call Orange County’s best cybercrimes criminal defense attorney at (949) 726-6000 to get the best defense strategies forming. For your convenience, you can also fill out a quick form on our Contact Page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.