Computer Fraud Defense in Washington, D.C. & Alexandria, VA
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Computer fraud is a serious allegation in Alexandria, VA and Washington, D.C. While computer fraud methods get more advanced, so do the criminal investigations of the same. By the time you know you may be charged or have been charged with the offense of computer fraud, the state has likely already built a case against you and will continue to do so.
For this reason, it is critical to retain an experienced and smart computer crimes Attorney. S.L. England understands how a computer fraud charge can change a person’s life. It’s not only the criminal penalties to fear but the collateral consequences that follow this type of criminal conviction – and these collateral consequences can follow you throughout life and beyond Alexandria, VA borders.
Contact S.L. England, PLLC to discuss your case and get started on a strategic defense.
What are the Penalties of a Computer Fraud Conviction?
- If the value of the property or services is less than $500, the crime is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
- If the value of the property or services is more than $500, the crime is charged as a Class 5 felony and is punishable by one to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.
Are There Defense to Computer Fraud Accusations?
You are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Reasonable doubt about any one element of the crime is sufficient to deny the prosecutor a win and to result in an acquittal at trial.
As your criminal defense attorney, S.L. England, PLLC will implement a defense strategy with the intention to create doubt. In these cases, too, intent is often required, and when that is absent, there is no crime. Further, the evidence is often spotty or altogether insufficient and, as such, your attorney may be able to get the charges dismissed or reduced before you go to trial.
The important thing to remember is this: you are innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Getting a strong, viable defense is your best chance at an outcome best for you.
Contact a Smart, Strategic Computer Fraud Defense Attorney Today
Each computer fraud case is different; S.L. England, PLLC will build a defense specific to your case. If you have been charged with computer fraud or another computer crime, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation by filling out an online form or calling us at (202) 759-2333.