Informed decisions necessary for Internet-based crimes

by | Jul 6, 2015 | Internet Crimes

In a previous post, we discussed the increase in cyberbullying. This Internet-based crime is a serious crime that requires a good defense. A primary issue that people who are accused of online bullying come across is that this a fairly new charge that is subjected to changing laws. That can make it difficult to determine a suitable defense.

We know that the last thing you want to do is to piecemeal your defense together. Instead, you probably want to handle your defense with knowledge of the laws that affect your case. Once we help you to understand the laws, you can make an informed decision about how you want to proceed with a defense.

There are many types of cyberbullying that you might be accused of. You might be accused of posting threats on social media websites, such as Facebook. You might be accused of stalking someone on those social media sites. You might be accused of using digital methods, such as email, instant messages or text messages, to threaten or extort. In each case, criminal charges can be forthcoming.

An interesting thing to note is that cyberbullying is a crime that is more common among juveniles; however, that doesn’t mean that adults are immune to cyberbullying charges. Instead, it means that you have to consider which court system you are being charged in when trying to determine the defense strategy for your case. That, however, doesn’t change that fact that you need a strong defense against cyberbullying and other Internet-based criminal charges because the penalties for these ever-increasing crimes are serious.