Aggressive Houston Lawyers Defend Texans Charged with Cybercrimes
Harris County law firm advises individuals in computer-related prosecutions
Issues relating to online misconduct seem to make the news nearly every day. It’s been reported that more than 1.5 million cyberattacks occur worldwide each year, with the annual estimated damage from these attacks reaching $400 billion. With so much at stake, it is not surprising that authorities have zealously pursued online misconduct, known as cybercrime. At Scardino & Scardino, our Houston attorneys use more than 70 years of legal experience to defend Texas clients from prosecutors who are accusing them of hacking, cyberbullying and other types of illegal online activity. Convictions can lead to several years in jail and other lifelong consequences, so if you are the target of this type of investigation, you need a firm with the background and technological sophistication to confront these charges comprehensively.
Diligent advocates for various types of cases arising from online activity
If you have been targeted in a cybercrime investigation, our firm can assist with federal and state criminal charges relating to:
- Hacking — Using a computer to invade someone’s privacy is a violation of both state and federal laws. Depending on the type of breach and the value of the related loss, Texas defendants can face either misdemeanor or felony charges. We use our background and legal ability to fight these cases vigorously.
- Online harassment — Cyberbullying and other forms of online harassment can trigger third-degree felony charges in Texas. Several statutes address this type of conduct, and several factors can affect the eventual punishment, such as whether the victim is a student. If you have been accused of online harassment, we can explain how the law applies to your case.
- Improper communications or conduct — Online communication can be easily misinterpreted. One message that is taken the wrong way can have severe consequences, especially if you are “speaking” with someone who is under age. Should you find yourself accused of online misconduct, our firm can conduct a thorough review to protect your due process rights.
Laws relating to cybercrime can be complicated; if you have been accused of this type of charge, continued online activity might increase your legal risk. In a free initial consultation, our Houston attorneys can explain how the law applies to you.
Contact a skilled Houston cybercrime defense attorney for a free initial consultation
Scardino & Scardino represents Houston-area clients in criminal litigation involving alleged cybercrimes. Please call 713-229-9292 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office.