Nearly 4.5 billion people used the internet in 2019 – that equals 9 percent growth in about one year. Revelations in 2013 by US government covert surveillance of ordinary citizens’ internet activities have not hindered the growth and adoption of the internet and social media. Both have become widely recognized as essential communications and information sharing platforms.
However, one needs to accept that anonymity and privacy are not guaranteed when browsing the web or using cloud-based services, social media, and free communication apps. Law enforcement can use the evidence collected from online surveillance to obtain warrants and seize computers as part of a criminal investigation. Regardless of how tidy you keep your computer’s file system, deleted files can be recovered quickly by law enforcement using forensic software and sophisticated methods for data recovery.
If you or a loved one are facing charges for an internet crime, you need qualified legal representation to defend your case. Patrick O’Keefe is a Lansing criminal defense attorney experienced in Michigan state and federal law. He can represent you in court against cybercrime charges. Call O’Keefe Law at 517-273-0420 to schedule a confidential free consultation to review your case.
Federal internet crimes include, but are not limited to the following:
- Hacking computers or networks
- Computer fraud
- Online credit card fraud
- Online investment fraud
- Internet lottery fraud
- Online auction fraud
- Internet sex crimes
- Forgery using electronic documents
- Email spamming
Internet sex crime investigations take priority for law enforcement authorities due to their victim impact and high-profile nature. Offenses, including possession or distribution of child pornography using the internet, carry severe mandatory minimum prison sentences as well as sex offender registration for life. Casual browsing of illegal images can result in your being investigated for internet crimes and facing possible indictment.
The potential consequences to your freedom, family, financial well-being, and reputation are unpredictable at best, and catastrophic at worst. The law office of Patrick O’Keefe can help you in cases involving internet crimes. Mr. O’Keefe stays current on developing trends in investigating and defending internet crimes to ensure you have knowledgeable representation.
Attorney Patrick O’Keefe can provide you with knowledgeable defense for charges associated with using a variety of internet technologies in committing a crime.
Some of these technologies include:
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram)
- Instant messaging apps (Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Kik, Telegram)
- Skype and FaceTime
- Webcams, video conferencing
- Cloud-based file sharing (Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox)
- Email and email marketing
- Using proxy servers
- macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and other operating systems
Attorney Patrick O’Keefe brings experience from many areas of criminal defense law to your case. If you are facing charges for a federal or Michigan state internet crime, you need a skilled cybercrime lawyer defending you. Call the Lansing law office of Patrick O’Keefe at 517-273-0420 today.
Don’t delay getting representation for your internet crime case. Your freedom and reputation, your family’s well-being, and your financial future could all be at risk. Contact internet criminal defense attorney Patrick O’Keefe to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case in confidence.