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It took a while for the law to catch up with technology. However, now, states like Texas have strict laws regarding the unlawful use of computer systems. In many cases, a computer crime is merely one of many offenses committed. You may have been arrested for digital theft, piracy, using a computer to defraud, identity theft or a sex crime, but may also be charged with other crimes. Because cyber-criminology is still a growing field, it is vital that you consult a defense lawyer who remains abreast of legal developments in the digital realm.
One of the most serious computer offenses in Texas is breach of computer security – a felony if you obtain more than $1,500 as a result of the breach. For example, if you hacked a department store’s computer to steal $10,000, you would likely be charged with breach of a computer security system. Other computer crimes include:
Depending on the specific computer crimes police accuse you of committing, your case may be prosecuted by the state or federal government. For example, if you are charged with digitally trafficking child pornography, you could face federal penalties.
A San Antonio attorney can develop an effective defense that keeps your sentence at a minimum.