Not All Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Capable of Correctly Handling Charges of Cybercrimes


Not All Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Capable of Correctly Handling Charges of Cybercrimes

December 13, 2018

Not All Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Capable of Correctly Handling Charges of Cybercrimes

At The Mattern Law Firm we believe that everyone charged with a crime deserves an experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney. We also believe that not all criminal defense attorneys are capable of handling every type of criminal case. This is especially true when it comes to the complexities involved in cybercrimes. Keep reading to find out what special skills are needed and why we are especially good at providing those skills. Then contact us at 310-342-8254 for a consultation.

Look for an attorney that has experience in both federal and state courts

Depending on the specifics of your alleged cybercrime, you could end up in federal court thanks to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. If you are convicted of violating any part of this act, then you could be facing very strict penalties. A conviction of any of the following can result in ten or more years in federal prison:

  • Trespassing on a government computer
  • Extortion involving computers
  • Accessing a computer and obtaining information
  • Trafficking passwords
  • Obtaining national security data
  • Accessing a computer with the intent to defraud and obtain value
  • Causing damage and loss intentionally

Even if your case starts out in state court, the federal government could step in at any time. As a result, it is best to start with an attorney like The Mattern Law Firm who has experience in both state and federal court.

The importance of a tech-savvy attorney

If you want the best possible outcome to your case, then you should work to focus on finding an attorney who is experienced in the highly technical evidence that is often related to cybercrimes. At The Mattern Law Firm we are well versed on how to navigate technical evidence in both federal and state court. For example, we have experience handling the extra steps in federal charges such as the initial court appearances, pre-trial presentations, and indictments.

We have experience with many types of cybercrime

No matter what type of cybercrime you have been accused of, you can count on our experience. We have worked with clients charged with a wide range of these types of crimes, including those charged with child pornography, internet fraud, credit card fraud, phishing, identify theft, and hacking. If you have been charged with these or other online crimes then you will be pleased to know you have found the best attorney for your needs.

Call The Mattern Law Firm at 310-342-8254 now to get started. We can help you find the best way forward and ensure that you have an experienced attorney at every step of the process. You are not alone – we are here. All it takes is a call to get the peace of mind you are seeking.

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