In the digital age, many people have found themselves in hot water after being accused of committing an online crime. Whether you live in Stamford, or anywhere else in the state of Connecticut, it is important to understand some of the different cyber crime charges people face and the potentially serious consequences of these allegations. The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso knows all too well how devastating these accusations can be, even in cases where those accused of an online crime are innocent.
From crimes that are sexual in nature to those involving theft, online crimes take many forms. For example, it is against the law to steal another person’s credit card or identity online. Other types of internet crimes include solicitation, the distribution of illegal pornographic material and unlawfully selling prescription drugs over the internet.
Sometimes, people may be wrongfully tied to an online crime that they had no involvement in, while the details surrounding another offense may be blown out of proportion. Although some people may think that a particular online crime is relatively benign or victimless, cyber crimes can have a significant impact on the lives of the accused.
If you are charged with an internet crime, you could face costly fines and a considerable amount of time behind bars. Furthermore, these crimes often result in a damaged reputation, which could make it hard for you to find a job in the future and affect your life in other ways. If you visit our page on internet crimes, you can read more information related to different cyber offenses.