The latest statistics suggest that computer crime in the Unites States costs upwards of $114 billion per year. State and federal law enforcement personnel scour the Internet for criminal activity, because so many people use the Internet, it is fertile ground for finding criminals. These intense searches sometimes result in innocent people being charged with cybercrimes. Whether you are guilty or not, you are entitled to be represented by experienced Internet and Cybercrime Defense Lawyer, William M. Butler Jr. For immediate assistance, call him today at 502-582-2020, or contact him via email to schedule your initial confidential consultation.
At the Louisville law firm of William M. Butler, you will find a skilled, aggressive criminal defense attorney who knows how to protect your rights. For over 33 years, William Butler has successfully defended clients facing all types of criminal charges, including many Internet and cybercrime offenses. If you believe you are under investigation for computer crimes or if you have already been charged, be proactive, do not hesitate to reach out to William Butler, sometimes it is possible to stop an investigation before it is begun. William Butler has successfully defended thousands of clients, and has compiled an impressive record of positive results, please see his Case Results and Testimonials.
Internet Crime – An Overview
Without a dobut the Internet has changed everyday life; instantaneous communication with people all over the world has become commonplace. The new technology has also created new legal issues, particularly in the area of criminal law. If you are facing charges of Internet crimes, including possession of child pornography and soliciting sex from a minor, call to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney.
Identity theft happens when a person steals someone else’s personal information and uses it to acquire loans, credit cards, automobiles and other items. The thief may even use the victim’s identity to secure employment or avoid criminal charges. The information that perpetrators of identity theft seek includes Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, bank account information and credit card information. Over the past decades and with the growth of the Internet, identity theft has become an increasingly visible problem. Law enforcement, prosecutors and legislators have focused numerous resources on combating identity theft.
The Internet has become a common means for the distribution of child pornography. Child pornography is illegal virtually everywhere in the world, and numerous law enforcement agencies have made it a priority. This means that cases are investigated and prosecuted aggressively.
4-1-9 Scams and Advance Fee Fraud
Many people who have email accounts have received a message promising a fabulous sum of money in return for assisting in the transfer of funds out of a country, usually Nigeria. Numerous businesses have also received faxes making similar offers. These proposals are part of a fraudulent scheme called a “4-1-9 scam”; it is named after the section of the Nigerian criminal code dealing with such fraud.
Solicitation of a Minor on the Internet
Solicitation of minors for sexual purposes on the Internet is an issue that has grown immensely in the past decade. It is a crime that has garnered a great deal of attention; newsmagazine shows highlight “stings” of alleged sexual predators, and the government and advocacy groups widely distribute information to help parents protect their kids. The consequences of a conviction for soliciting a minor on the Internet can be very serious.
Internet Crime Resource Links
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center
(NW3C), the IC3 processes complaints of Internet crime and refers them to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
A program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offering interactive resources for parents, teens and kids about recognizing potential Internet risks.
Information on Internet safety and links to parental guides and sex offender registries, provided by Innocent Images, an investigative arm of the FBI targeting exploitation of children on the Internet.
Secure Legal Counsel
If you have been charged with an Internet crime, retain William Butler, he is an experienced, zealous advocate. It is crucial that you only speak to the authorities with legal counsel present. Investigators have many techniques for asking questions, which are designed to have you incriminate yourself. With William Butler’s advice, you will be able to protect yourself when talking to authorities. For over 33 years, he has skillfully defended thousands of clients, compiling an impressive record of positive results, and he can defend you too. For immediate assistance, call William M. Butler, Jr, skilled Internet Fraud Lawyer, 502-582-2020 or contact him via email to schedule your initial confidential consultation.
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