Internet Crimes Attorney In Anoka, Minnesota
The increase of Internet use has resulted in an increase in crime that is committed in the cyber world. Mr. Peterson is experienced with the different types of Internet crimes that occur every single day. He is also experienced in cases where innocent individuals are accused and others are subject to exaggerated charges.
If you have been accused of an Internet crime, you need an experienced Minnesota Internet crimes lawyer to help you fight the charges and achieve the best outcome in your case.
Experience Handling All Types Of Internet Crime
Internet crimes involve any type of crime that a person uses a computer and the Internet to commit. Those crimes fall into the following categories:
- Identity theft
- Illegal businesses
- Harassment and stalking
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Credit card theft and fraud
Because of the number of Internet crimes that are committed every day, the FBI has cracked down on the crimes and they are prosecuting them very aggressively. This means that it is possible to be accused of an Internet crime that you never committed.
Internet crimes also fall into two categories: criminal sexual conduct (child porn) and white collar crimes. Both are felonies and the penalties are very severe. In fact, most Internet crimes are prosecuted as felonies and they can have long-term consequences.
Experience At The State And Federal Levels
Christian Peterson has experience at both the state and federal levels. What is interesting about Internet crimes is that they can be tried at the federal level. Federal court is much different than state court and it can be expected that the prosecution will be much more aggressive. If convicted, the prison sentence is spent in a federal facility for non-violent offenders versus a state facility that houses violent prisoners.
The reason why an Internet crime can be tried on the federal level is because such crimes can cross state lines. This means that the damages can be felt on a nationwide level. There are a number of defense strategies that an experienced Anoka criminal defense attorney can use to help you get the best possible result in your case. Christian Peterson will work with you to determine the best options in your case so you can make informed decisions that will affect the outcome of your case. Just because you have been charged doesn’t mean that you have to pay the maximum consequences or any at all.