This is our final post in our series regarding computer related crimes in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our last post discussed the value of expert witnesses in mounting a defense against allegations that you were involved in cyber crime. The series covered the following topics:
- The seriousness of Arkansas prosecutors’ approach to cyber crimes
- Common search and seizure issues in computer crimes
- The role of experts in a cyber crime case
The penalties for computer crimes in Arkansas range from small fines to six years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Due to the rise in cyber crimes and their impact on the victims involved, Arkansas prosecutors take them very seriously. It is in your best interest to seek counsel early if you are accused of a computer related crime. Experienced cyber crimes counsel can review the many documents involved in these cases, identify areas requiring expert help and identify any defenses, such as unlawful search and seizure issues.
Conviction for a computer related crime could cost you the ability to use online resources for some amount of time, if probation is part of the resolution in your case. You may be prohibited from using computers or Internet. The Internet has become such an integral part of our day-to-day lives and we understand how difficult that would be. This is one of the many reasons it is important to consult qualified counsel if you are implicated in or charged with a computer related crime. Other consequences depend largely on the amount of damage alleged as a result of the crime.
This is another reason both expert witnesses and talented attorneys can assist you in protecting yourself. Sometimes prosecutors and their experts over-estimate the value of damages, or add in costs that are not strictly associated with solving the problem created by your alleged activities. In cases where damages are the turning point, it could be the difference between a short jail stay or a prison term, or a small fine or thousands of dollars.
Our firm extensive experience defending against computer related crimes. If you or someone you love has been accused of cyber crime in Arkansas, contact a Little Rock attorney immediately. Our lawyers also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.