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What is ransomware in the eyes of the legal system?


As the use of technology expands into every facet of our daily lives, more and more opportunities for brushes with the law arise. Yet, due to the complexities of the Internet and the latest technology, it can be difficult for authorities to track down those they believe are responsible for Internet and computer crimes. Therefore, innocent Californians may find themselves facing allegations of wrongdoing when they least expect it.

Child pornography charges levied against Sacramento man


Sacramento criminal accusations can seriously damage or even completely ruin an individual's life. Therefore, those who are accused of committing a crime, no matter the type, should defend themselves accordingly. However, offenses related to the sexual exploitation of children are perhaps the most aggressively prosecuted, meaning that failing to adequately defend one's self could lead to the harshest penalties allowable under the law.

Can I get in trouble for internet gambling?


Absolutely. Though the arena of online gambling has been in flux over the past decade or so, it has been sharply curtailed by federal law. In fact, one law makes it illegal for any person or institution to accept a financial instrument when it is related to illegal internet gambling. This includes credit, electronic fund transfers, checks, or the proceeds of another type of transaction which includes a financial institution. In fact, financial institutions must follow strict regulations to ensure they block or identify any unlawful transaction related to illegal internet gambling.

Unauthorized access of a protected computer


Many laws apply to internet usage, and the everyday citizen is probably unaware of most of them. However, running afoul of these laws could result in serious consequences. In fact, violating some laws could result in decades behind bars, stripping an individual of his or her freedom, good name, and ability to live a normal, productive life. Therefore, it is important that Californians become educated about these laws so that they can avoid criminal wrongdoing or, in the event that they face computer crime allegations, they can adequately defend themselves against the charges.

Two California women face identity theft charges


As the holidays quickly approach and Californians are making last-minute purchases, they may be afraid of credit card fraud and identity theft. While the concern may be legitimate, they might also be worried that they will be on the other end of the stick, facing criminal accusations. When this is the case, accused individuals should immediately consider their defense options.

We can help defend against computer crime charges


Last week on thIS blog we talked about phishing schemes and how these scams are aggressively prosecuted. While this is certainly true, it is important for Californians also to realize that all computer crimes are typically prosecuted to the fullest extent. Therefore, if you are being accused of an internet crime, you might be facing significant prison time, massive fines and a ruined reputation.

What is a phishing scheme?


As our world becomes more digitally entwined, internet crimes become more common. However, since the digital world is so complex and difficult to understand, some Californians may find themselves facing allegations related to computer crimes. In order to properly defend against such charges, it is important to understand what some of these crimes entail.

California teacher faces child pornography charges


A California middle school teacher is facing serious criminal charges after authorities allegedly found child pornography on his computer. The 58-year-old math teacher who was known as a strict teacher is now imprisoned, being held on $1 million bail. The Internet Crimes Against Children task force claims to have found the incriminating evidence after executing a search warrant at his residence. At this time, school officials have no reason to believe any students were involved in the incident. The accused teacher has since been placed on administrative leave.

Four Californians charged with identity theft


The internet can be a lovely thing, offering its users access to information, organization tools, and accommodations. However, the web is also a place where crime occurs. Every year, many find themselves the victim of identity theft and identity fraud, which can leave them with extreme financial loss. While this is truly sad, since internet crimes are often difficult to trace, innocent individuals can wind up being accused of these serious offenses. These individuals, even if they feel as if the odds are against them, should be sure to put up the best defense possible in order to protect their legal rights and their freedom.

FBI executes large-scale computer crimes crackdown


Personal computers are ubiquitous, and many people do not feel they can start their days without logging on and checking their email and social media accounts. While for some Sacramento residents, computers are a way to connect with others via web-based portals, for others, computers are a daily necessity for completing their jobs and maintaining their livelihoods. Federal regulations exist that limit certain online behaviors, and legislation dictates specific internet crimes. Nonetheless, in many respects, the law is chasing the growth of the digital world and, in some cases, is falling behind.

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