Internet Crimes Attorney in Shakopee, Minnesota
As internet use has increased, so has there been an increase in internet crime. Mr. Peterson is an experienced Minnesota internet crime attorney that can help you defend your rights in this ever-changing landscape.
Types of Internet Crime
Internet crimes can involve anything that a person can use a computer to accomplish. However, usually they fall into one of the following categories:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud and theft
- Internet “phishing”
- Illegal businesses
- Stalking and harassment
- Solicitation of a minor
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
Penalties for Internet Crimes
The penalities for internet crimes are as varied as the kinds of crimes that can be committed. Serious felony sex crimes committed on the internet could involve prison time, as well as the requirement that the defendant register as a sex offender. Theft and fraud case sentences will depend on the amount stolen or damaged. There the offender may be sentenced to jail/prison and be required to do community work service or pay restititution.