What are examples of cybercrimes?

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2018 | Firm News, Internet Crimes

As a resident of California, facing charges of internet crimes – also known as cybercrimes – can be destructive to your way of life. Ron Cordova, attorney at law, is here to help you as you struggle through this relatively new area of law.

As mentioned above, cybercrime is relatively new in the legal arena because the internet hasn’t been around that long in the grand scheme of things. However, while it can be a place of great resources, it’s also opened up a new arena in which crime can occur. Some examples of cybercrime include:

  • Hacking
  • Identity theft
  • Cyberbullying
  • Phishing
  • Soliciting minors
  • Credit card fraud

Some of these things are such a daily occurrence on the internet that you might not even realize they’re federal offenses. For example, cyberbullying happens on most social media sites and hacking is one of the most common security issues the internet faces. Other examples might surprise you as well, like the creation or distribution of viruses being punishable by law.

Considering how severe some of these charges can be, along with the impact federal court can have on your life, it’s only natural to be concerned about your case moving forward. Being convicted of these charges can result in high fines, jail time, or worse depending on the severity of the charge itself.

If you are currently facing any charges related to the above issues, or any other cybercrime-related charges, consider viewing our webpage on internet crime. Knowing more about the charges you face can help you fight back against them.

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