Ocean County Cyber Crime Attorney
Cyber crimes are those crimes which are internet-related often referred to as computer crimes. These crimes happen in substantial numbers due to the amount of computer users throughout the world. Due to the varying nature of cyber crime, NJ law enforcement, as well as Federal law enforcement, created sectors to deal specifically with cyber crime.
For example NJ law enforcement has an Incident Response Unit (IRU), Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) and Internet Predatory Crimes Unit (IPCU); these units are specially trained to conduct investigations into cyber crimes. The IRU focuses on crimes that are done with computers, networks, smart phones and other technological devices used to commit cyber crime. The CCU focuses on the use of computers in fraud and identity theft. Finally, the IPCU focuses on investigations involving Internet-driven crimes against children such as trafficking in child pornography and on-line luring.
These investigations can be broad and unfortunately, innocent individuals are sometimes subject to investigation and arrest. Individuals that have not committed an internet-related offense may be accused of doing so. When you are falsely accused of cyber crime, or charged in general with a cyber crime, on a State or Federal level, it is important to contact a New Jersey internet crimes lawyer at Riviere Cresci & Singer LLC, as we can be of great importance in developing defense to your prosecution. Lawyer up and protect your rights, reputation, family, and career.
If you have been falsely accused of cyber crime, or charged in general with a cyber crime, contact the internet crimes lawyer at
Riviere Cresci & Singer LLC (732)-646-5529
With the speed at which technological innovation takes place, cyber crimes are ever changing and therefore sometimes the law does not specifically address the crime which an individual may have committed. However, generally speaking the law will address the crimes committed. For example most search and seizure law was decided well before the advent of the internet, however the well settled principals, case law and court rules allow the State to search computers and networks just as it can your home or car:
R. 3:5-2 permits the seizure of “any property.” The Rule provides: A search warrant may be issued to search for and seize any property including documents, books, papers and any other tangible objects, obtained in violation of the penal laws of this State or any other state; or possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use or which has been used in connection with any such violation; or constituting evidence of or tending to show any such violation.
In fact during the course of an investigation it may come to light that a computer is actively being used to commit cyber crimes. In this situation the state may seek a court order for the interception of the wire or electronic communications otherwise known as a “wiretap.” This is governed by the requirements set forth for the interception of wire or electronic communications pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-1 et seq.
New Jersey has laws to address stored wire and electronic communications, which may be obtained by law enforcement, via N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-27, this law closely parallels the Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access Act 18 U.S.C.A. § 2701 et seq.
Law enforcement is limited in getting access to your Internet Service Providers (ISP) electronically stored information via N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-28, which prohibits the disclosure of the contents of a communication while in electronic storage by a person or entity providing an electronic communication service or remote commuting service to the public. However there are exceptions to this rule! Our Mercer County Cyber Crime attorneys are familiar with these laws, contact us for a free consultation.
- Computer hacking – breaking into computers and computer networks for unlawful purposes
- Internet sex crimes – sexual assault via the web, web solicitations, and possession, distribution, or trading of internet based child pornography
- Internet child pornography – images, movies or other types of medium of minors under the age of 18 sexually exploiting a child
- Computer crimes against a child – contact with a child by an adult via the internet attempting to lure the child for sexual conduct
- Stalking – sending unwanted emails, harassment, credible threats, impersonation of another individual in online forums, spreading lies or untruths about an individual
- Identity theft/Identify fraud – spoofing, phishing scams, credit card fraud, bank account fraud, computer hacking, and computer intrusion
Retaining the services of an NJ internet crimes attorney at your cases inception is key to a successful defense.
An attorney at Riviere Cresci & Singer LLC will start building a defense by identifying witnesses, challenging the admission of evidence, retaining expert witnesses, as well as gathering references supporting the accused individual’s character.
The ultimate result achieved in your case will depend on it!