The term “cyber crimes” generally refers to any type of fraud that uses emails, online advertisements or web sites to solicit prospective victims, conduct fraudulent transactions or transmit proceeds from the scheme to financial institutions. Cyber crime, also known as internet fraud, refers to criminal activities that are committed using the internet or other forms of digital communication technology.
Although cyber crimes may reach unsuspecting individuals worldwide in a matter of seconds, defense against cyber crime charges requires the knowledge and experience of white collar defense attorneys who have spent decades investigating, defending and prosecuting fraud. Cyber crimes can cause significant financial losses and harm to individuals, businesses, and governments, making it a serious issue that requires specialized knowledge and expertise to address.
Knowledgeable Houston Cyber Crime Lawyers
Hilder Law P.C. in Houston, Texas specializes in cyber crime cases. We have a team of knowledgeable lawyers who have experience in handling cases related to cyber crime, which include computer fraud, identity theft, data breaches, hacking, and other related offenses. We can help you understand the charges against you, advise you on your rights and options, and build a strong defense to protect your interests. Additionally, our experience in negotiating with prosecutors and appearing in court can greatly increase your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in your case.
Increasing Prosecution on Cyber Crime
The frequency of prosecutions in this area is increasing and the penalties are severe. The U.S. Department of Justice has criminally prosecuted defendants for identity theft, false online auctions and internet investment schemes.
Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission has investigated multiple retail schemes, and the SEC has sought enforcement actions for numerous Internet market manipulation schemes. The latter are characterized by the dissemination of false information on the internet to effectuate dramatic, upward price shifts in stock price and the subsequent sale of such stocks when the market is artificially high.
Hilder & Associates, P.C., has advised and represented targeted individuals and businesses accused of complex fraud schemes in both the criminal and civil litigation context. We have also launched internal investigations to reveal fraudulent schemes of which the business or client was unaware and helped set up mechanisms to prevent such activities from beginning.
Contact An Experienced Houston Cyber Crime Attorney
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding an internet fraud charge or any other white collar criminal matter, please contact us. You can call us toll-free at 888-659-8742 or locally at 713-234-1416.