Computer Hacking and Viruses

Conviction of an Internet crime, such as hacking or virus distribution can carry stiff penalties. If you are under investigation or have been charged for hacking or using malicious code, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to defend you.

At Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers, we represent clients charged with computer crimes, including hacking. We have extensive experience defending clients from complex Internet crimes. We will aggressively defend your interests and protect your rights.

If you have been charged with a computer crime, such as hacking, identity theft or using malicious viruses or code, contact us online or call 908-301-9001 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Defending You From Computer Hacking Charges

The Internet has grown rapidly and a new wave of computer-based crime has risen in its wake: hacking. Many people believe hacking is reserved for computer enthusiasts and those with technical expertise. However, hacking can be much simpler and more common than you may think. Computer hacking is the unauthorized or unlawful access of another person's computer or network. Unauthorized access can be as simple as logging into an ex-lover's e-mail account or breaking into a family member's computer to spy on his or her computer use.

No matter what your level of computer expertise or experience, our criminal defense attorneys can defend you from computer hacking charges, including charges involving unauthorized access to:

  • E-mail accounts
  • Bank accounts
  • Computer networks or data
  • Online financial information

Viruses, Malware and Other Malicious Code

Viruses and malware are computer code, such as scripts or programs, which infect a computer or network. Viruses can be used for any number of tasks, such as stealing information, disabling a computer/network or corrupting data.

Often, people are not aware they have downloaded and used malicious code. Some viruses display no symptoms to the user and simply lurk in the background. Also, some people purchase programs to monitor an ex-lover's computer or a child's laptop. These programs, known as spyware, illegally log information such as passwords and private data. In addition to spyware, our attorneys can defend you from charges involving the use or distribution of all types of malicious code, including:

  • Viruses
  • Trojan horse
  • Worms
  • Adware
  • Scumware

Sophisticated Criminal Defense Practice

The federal and state laws concerning hacking and virus distribution change rapidly and vary greatly depending on the amount of damage caused. At our firm, we help clients understand their criminal defense options. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and help you develop a defense strategy. Our lawyers will fight to have your charges dismissed or to minimize your penalties.

Contact Our New Jersey and New York Internet Security Lawyers

If you have been charged with hacking or using malicious code, contact us online or call 908-301-9001.