As technology becomes more and more prevalent in our daily lives, it also becomes more likely that a person will face computer crime charges. If you or somebody you care about has been arrested and is facing any type of computer crime charge, turn to the team at Randall Page, P.C. today. Our Virginia criminal defense lawyers regularly help clients in the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas. Our goal is to conduct a full investigation into your case so we can help get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. We will stand up to aggressive prosecutors as we vigorously defend you in court.
We can gain a good understanding of what Virginia law says about these cases by analyzing the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, found in Sections 18.2-152.1 through 18.2-152.15 of the Virginia Code.
There are several distinct computer-related crimes found in the statutes, including the following:
The name “computer crime” can be deceiving. This is because the internet is available on many devices other than just a computer. A person can face a computer crime charge if they are alleged to have committed a crime using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or any other electronic device that can use the internet in the furtherance of a crime.
There is a range of possible penalties for any person convicted of a computer crime in Virginia. The severity of the penalties will depend on a variety of factors, including whether or not a person is facing misdemeanor or felony charges and the past criminal history of the defendant.
Some possible penalties include:
A person convicted of a computer crime could face significant difficulties when working to find a job, attend school, or even find adequate housing. Additionally, the computer crime statutes in Virginia allow for the possibility of recovery of damages by victims in a civil suit. Recoverable damages include lost profits or the loss of the value of stolen or damaged property.
If you or somebody you love has been arrested and charged with a computer crime in or around the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, or Lawrenceville areas, turn to the team at Randall Page, P.C. for help immediately. Our Virginia computer crimes defense attorneys have vast experience handling these cases. Our team has the resources necessary to fully investigate these complex cases as we work to vigorously defend you in court. Our goal is to get the charges reduced or dismissed so you can get back to living your life. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.