Defence in Cyber Crime Cases
Updated on Thursday 16th February 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 injury the status of a victim, or cause physical or mental damage to the victim directly or indirectly, using current telecommunication networks like 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 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 experience, such as cyber-crime that is by nature borderless. You may need guidance upon cross-border disclosure regimes, mutual legal assistance or even extradition.
Our criminal solicitors in London will precisely read, analyse and summarize your case, our team being specialized in injurious communication cases, cyber stalking crimes and cyber fraud and theft offences.
Please feel free to contact our team of defence solicitors in London if you need legal assistance and guidance in cyber crime cases.