Utah Internet Crimes Lawyers
Brass & Cordova provides criminal defense representation to clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges in federal and state courts in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah. Our experience includes cases involving Internet crimes, which often carry severe penalties in the event of conviction and always require strong defense counsel with a thorough knowledge of the complex state and federal laws governing use of the Internet.
Types of Internet Crimes & Defense Strategies
Internet crimes vary widely, from sex crimes to financial crimes to drug offenses, and may involve a single incident, a pattern of behavior, or an alleged scheme. Many Internet crimes are charged as federal felonies, and Internet sex crimes carry the possibility of lifetime registration as a sex offender. Specific examples of internet crimes include:
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Predatory criminal sexual assault
- Identity theft, credit fraud, and other white collar crimes
- Spam, or unsolicited electronic communications
- Drug trafficking
Law enforcement officers work closely with federal, state, and local government agencies to investigate, charge, and prosecute alleged Internet crime defendants. Often, special task forces with extensive training and cutting-edge technology are utilized to track alleged perpetrators and gather evidence. Once prosecutors feel they have a case, charges are often brought in federal court rather than state court. These factors mean that you need exceptionally strong and experienced defense representation to help you fight Internet crime-related charges.
At Brass & Cordova, our Utah Internet crime lawyers are well-versed in the defense strategies applicable to Internet crimes, and have helped many clients obtain reduced sentencing, acquittals, and outright dismissals in the face of these serious charges. We can help you obtain the best result possible, even in challenging circumstances.
Seek Experienced, Aggressive Representation
If you or a loved one is under investigation for an Internet crime in Utah, or if charges have already been filed, please contact Brass & Cordova for a complimentary consultation. The sooner we get started on your defense the better your chances of achieving a favorable outcome at the conclusion of proceedings. We strive to accommodate our clients' needs, offering evening and weekend appointment times when necessary.