Computer Crime Defense Attorneys
Serving College Station, Bryan, and Brazos County
Computer and internet-related offenses are being added to the statutes
by federal and state legislatures. Because of the complexity of these
offenses, it is important to retain legal representation with experience
in litigating computer-related crimes. At The Law Office of Shane Phelps,
P.C., our College Station criminal defense lawyers know the various laws
pertaining to these charges and we can help you move forward.
Call (979) 773-7028 or (979) 217-4035 (emergencies) for your
Computer crime charges often relate to actions including, but not limited to:
- Breach of computer security
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Identity theft
- Online harassment
Computer-related prosecutions are becoming more and more common. The Penal
Code and Federal Statutes are being amended regularly to address offenses
involving the use of computers and / or the internet. In many cases, the
punishment range, if convicted, can lead to prison time. To adequately
defend your rights, you must retain an attorney who knows both the technical
and legal implications of properly defending these types of offenses.
We have litigated numerous cases involving the use of computers and the
internet. Our team has worked closely with forensic computer examiners
and knows how to properly investigate and defend computer-related cases.
In fact, our founding attorney helped draft Texas' Online Solicitation
of a Minor statute, testified before the Texas Legislature, and was with
Governor Perry when the bill was signed into law.
Defend Your Rights
If you are being investigated for any white collar offense such as theft,
fraud, misapplication of fiduciary property, securing execution of a document
by deception, wire fraud, or mail fraud, investigators will attempt to
seize any computers you either work with or use at home. These computers
will be forensically examined for evidence of illegal activity and the
results of that examination will be used against you. This is why having
the most competent legal representation you can find is so important.
Your attorney should examine the computer.
Your attorney should work with a retained forensic computer examiner to
make sure that the examination performed on your computer was done properly.
Often, evidence that might help to prove your innocence is overlooked
by law enforcement. An experienced attorney can work to find this evidence
and be able to effectively challenge the prosecution's case as well
as present such evidence on your behalf.
We Are Here to Help You
If you are being investigated for or charged with a sex offense, know that
seizure and examination of computers, cell phones, tablets, and other
devices are common in such cases. With the penalties for these types of
offenses so severe, the importance of retaining the most experienced attorney
cannot be understated. We have participated in scores of computer-related
investigations and know how to defend your rights. Don't wait to retain counsel.