Defence in Cyber Crime Cases
Updated on Wednesday 13th December 2017
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A cyber crime means any criminal activity using computers and/or the internet. Another definition for cyber crimes can be the following: offences that are made against persons or groups of persons with a criminal reason to deliberately injure the status of a victim, or cause physical or mental damage to the victim directly or indirectly, using current telecommunication networks like the Internet (emails, chat rooms, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS or MMS). If you are suspect in a cyber crime case it is necessary to solicit the help of our criminal defence lawyers in London.
The meaning of a cyber crime in the UK
This kind of offence falls into two comprehensive categories:
• offences where a computer is an instrument by which the activity is carried out. Many functional offences are unconnected to computers or the internet, but technology is being used in their assignment and evident examples contain identity theft, fraud, hate crimes, possession/dissemination of indecent images of children, illegal downloads, and cyber-stalking;
• offences where a computer is the entity of the activity. These contain activity like hacking, spamming, phishing, denial of service attacks and distribution of viruses.
In numerous cases, there is a grey zone between freedom of expression and offensive communications. In other cases, particularly hacking cases, there are legitimate dissimilarities in opinion as to what establishes an illegal activity. The procedural nature of some of the offences mentioned above may denote that private entities and businesses may be unintentionally caught up in an investigation without understanding that their actions have given growth to possible criminal charge.
Legal advice in cyber crime cases
If you are accused of a computer-based crime you will need the legal support of our criminal defence solicitors in London, in order to counsel you on what can be technically complex issues of law in the UK. The criminal lawyer in London is specialized in multi-jurisdictional experiences, such as cyber crime that is by nature borderless. You may need guidance on cross-border disclosure regimes, mutual legal assistance or even extradition. Our advisors will precisely read, analyze and summarize your case, our team being specialized in injurious communication cases, cyber stalking crimes and cyber fraud and theft offences.
Cyber bullying as part of cyber crimes in UK
The well-known cyber crimes are concerns at an international level, but the authorities continue to fight for stopping such severe offences. There are several types of cyber crimes for which an individual can pay the price of freedom if found guilty by the authorities in UK. We present you the main cyber crimes which are against the law and also punished in UK.
Cyber bullying involves the use of the electronic technology (computers, cell phones, social media tools) for intimidating and harassing people. There are numerous cases of minors who are trapped on the internet by all kinds of individuals who deal with child pornography and the related issues. There are all types of websites which can be easily accessed by minors without knowing that sexually explicit videos can be seen. These are part of the cyber bullying offences which are strictly forbidden in UK. Persons accused of such cyber crimes can be punished in accordance with the law. Legal advice in suggested in this case from our criminal lawyers in London.
Phishing scams in UK
Phishing scams are cyber crimes related to email frauds. This involves requests for personal and/or financial data through an email which at the beginning looks as an official appeal. It is suggested to read carefully such information and avoid offering private data related to credit cards or home address. Phishing scams are met on a daily basis, as there are numerous hackers who “work” in this field. We remind that phishing scams occur for fraud purposes on the internet, and persons who are accused of such cyber crimes should ask for immediate legal support from our criminal solicitors in UK.
With numerous developments on the internet, especially in the retail sector but not stopping here, the online scams have also advanced. Investment fraud, credit card fraud, and internet sale fraud are among online tricks a person can meet on the internet. Any kind of email which seems suspicions should be reported as spam and for any reason not considered. This is one of the ways in which innocent people find out they have been deceived. On the other hand, if you are a person who is accused of cyber crimes, it is suggested to talk to one of our criminal defence lawyers in UK for complete legal support in front of the authorities.
Please feel free to contact our team of defence solicitors in London if you need legal assistance and guidance in cyber crime cases.