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Computer crimes generally involve computer fraud crimes, but can also be closely tied to theft crimes or sex crimes in some cases. Laws against computer fraud in the state of Illinois are found in 720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 30 and involve both hacking into a computer program or data, as well as tampering with another person’s computer, programs, and data, with the intent of defrauding or deceiving the rightful owner or user. Other crimes involving computers include credit card fraud, which is found in 720 ILCS 5/Art. 17, Subdiv. 25, identity theft, and sex crimes such as chat room crimes and luring of a minor.
Such offenses can be difficult to prosecute without proper evidence. Even so, you should hire a Chicago criminal defense lawyer immediately if you are facing charges. It is also possible to be wrongfully accused of committing a computer crime if you accidentally or unintentionally accessed another person’s computer, network, or data, or if someone used your computer, passwords, or information to commit a computer crime in your name. Call the offices of Okabe & Haushalter today to discuss your options and possible defense strategies.
We have successfully represented numerous criminal defense cases over the years, as seen on our case results page. Due to our success, our firm has been recognized in the news, as well, including being named a Leader in Criminal Defense in the October 15, 2012 edition of Newsweekmagazine. Our team dedicates their full attention and energy to each case in order to maximize your defense and win the results you need when facing serious charges. With our help, you could have your charges dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.