State and Federal Computer Crimes

Serious Charges That Can Ruin Your Life

The State of Texas and the United States government have special statutes to prosecute those suspected of using a computer while committing a crime. When a computer is involved an experienced attorney is best equipped to properly address the unique jurisdictional issues and rules for the collection and processing of evidence.

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Types of Computer Crime Charges

The State of Texas prosecutes most computer crimes under Title 7, Chapter 33 of the Texas State Penal Code. These offenses cover everything from breach of computer security and online impersonation to online solicitation of a minor or outright computer fraud. If found guilty, penalties can include up to 99 years in state prison.

The United States federal government prosecutes most computer crimes under The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986, updated in 2002 by the Patriot Act and the 2008 Identity Theft and Restitution Act. While the minimum prison sentence under Federal law is 10 years, the term can be life imprisonment if a death occurred due to the crime.

John Teakell Can Help

If you are facing investigation or have been charged with an internet or computer crime, it’s time to be proactive about your case. Attorney John R. Teakell understands the technical application of the law. He spent over 12 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Texas. Put that extensive experience to work for you.

He Has The Right Experience

Attorney John Teakell’s years in the Attorney’s Office didn’t just give him inside knowledge of how the prosecution works, it provided him valuable contacts and connections that he will put to work on your behalf. These contacts include former federal agents and computer experts who can identify gaps in the prosecution’s evidence and bridge them to establish your innocence or reduce your liability.

He Knows What Questions To Ask

Proving your innocence sometimes comes down to knowing which questions to ask. For example, were you trying to commit a crime? Were you aware that what you were doing was a crime? Were you the only one with access to the computer that was used? Does the action you are accused of having committed warrant a formal charge?

Defend Yourself Against Computer Crime Charges

If you have been charged with a Texas State Feloney or Federal Computer crime you need to act now.

An initial consulation with John Teakell is the first step and it’s absolutely free.

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