Internet crimes can vary in their complexity, but there are few that most people will recognize. For example, a common internet crime is hacking. Another is stealing a person’s identity. Even blackmail or cyberbullying are types of internet crimes.

What makes internet crimes different is that they usually don’t take place face-to-face. For the victim, this can mean not even knowing who took advantage of them. For you, it can mean facing charges for crimes that were committed against someone you don’t even know.

What should you do if you face internet crime charges?

The first thing to do is to reach out to your attorney. Your attorney will then find out exactly what you’ve been accused of and why you’re being seen as a suspect. Once your attorney has those details, they can talk to you about what the prosecution and authorities have said and what evidence they claim to have against you.

Next, you need to be extremely honest about the situation with your attorney. Your attorney needs to know what you did or did not do so that they can help protect your best interests. Even if you did commit a crime, there are ways to fight for lower penalties and to reduce the overall strain of the conviction on your life.

Finally, you and your attorney will talk about a good defense. It is up to you to decide on the best defense strategy, but your attorney will discuss all the options with you and advise you on how to move forward. Our site has more on this important topic.