Technology crimes is a confusing category, the lines are often blurred and the rules may not always be black and white. However, in the most basic sense, if it is against the law to say or do something in “real life”, it is most likely also a crime to say or do it using the internet.
Some of the most common and well-known examples of crimes on the internet is:
- Accessing, making, or distributing child pornography
- “Luring” on the internet
- Harassment (often known as “cyber-stalking”) and uttering threats
- Fraud, impersonation, forgery, and identity theft
It may often be forgotten, but records from the internet (and other electronics) can also create evidence that can be used in an investigation – such as text messages, computer hard drive containing pertinent videos/photos.
We Can Help
Technology crimes may seem like a new, and maybe even unexplored area within the law. Although technology (such as computers) have been around for years, it takes a law a little while to catch up. Technology is constantly changing and adapting, and it takes an experienced lawyer who understands the specific technology involved to defend you correctly. This is where we can help – our lawyers are constantly learning, and adapting to new technology to be as up to date as possible, to be able to provide the best defence possible. We regularly represent individuals who have been charged with tech crimes.
I Don’t Think The Police “Followed the Rules” When they Obtained Evidence Against Me. What Now?
Technological crime investigations often include invasive search techniques. This could include search warrants relating to your home, computers, cellular phone, and other digital devices. It could also include production orders that required third parties to give the police your phone
records, internet records, emails, Facebook messages or profile information, and other private social media information.
To combat these search techniques, you need to find critical errors in the police investigation. Our lawyers are highly skilled at finding these errors and bringing them to light, giving the Court an opportunity to exclude unlawfully obtained evidence.