Computer Crimes


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 free consultation.

Types of Computer Crimes

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.

Call us today at (979) 773-7028 or (979) 217-4035 (emergencies).

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Striving for Favorable results

  • Both Charges Dismissed 2 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • Case dismissed Criminal Trespass - Property
  • Motion to Adjudic dismissed. Probation completed Motion to Adjudicate on Possession of Marijuana 4oz. - 5 lbs
  • Refused Possession of False ID
  • Refused following our investigation Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor (Class A)
  • Reduced to Class C Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass to Habitation (Class A)
  • Refused Aggravated Kidnapping (1st Degree)
  • Reduced Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Theft $20,000-$100,000 (3rd Degree)
  • Reduced Driving While License Suspended

Benefits of Hiring Our Firm

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