Internet crime is often related to cyber and computer crime. However, it can differ in some material respects.
Typically, internet crime consists of peer-to-peer file sharing type of activities. Again, these cases typically are either sex crimes or white collar crimes which include hacking, copyright infringement, sextortion, and child pornography.
What consequences am I facing if convicted of an Internet Crime?
Oregon breaks Internet crime into three main categories:
- Knowingly accessing or using a computer or network (or attempting to do so) for the purpose of fraud; to obtain money, property, or services; or to commit theft of proprietary information.
- Knowingly and without authorization altering, destroying, or damaging any computer, network, software, data, etc. (or attempting to do so).
- Knowingly and without authorization using or accessing a computer or network (or attempting to do so).
For computer access cases, they are considered a class A misdemeanor if the total of services is between $100 and $1000. Theft of services is considered a Class C misdemeanor if the total services equal less than $100.
For felony crimes they are considered Class C felonies if they alter, damage or destroy hard/software; theft of data or services and the total of services falls between $1,000 and $10,000. If the total of services is more than $10,000 it is considered a Class B felony.
Child pornography offenses are extremely serious and the consequences can be some of the most extreme of all internet-based offenses.
What can Thompson Law do for me?
An independent forensic evaluation is required in virtually all Internet Crime cases. Jason Thompson has represented many individuals in investigations, state cases, federal cases, and on appeal for internet related cases. Contact our office immediately to schedule a consultation.