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Cyber Crimes Defense Attorney in Renton, Washington

What Are Cyber Crimes?

Cyber crimes, also known as computer crimes or internet crimes, are criminal activities that involve a computer, network, or internet-enabled device. These offenses can range from identity theft and fraud to cyberstalking and distribution of illegal content.

Common Types of Cyber Crimes We Handle

1. Identity Theft and Fraud

  • Credit card fraud

  • Bank fraud

  • Social security fraud

  • Tax-related identity theft

2. Hacking and Unauthorized Access

  • Computer trespass

  • Data breaches

  • Malware distribution

3. Cyberstalking and Harassment

  • Online threats

  • Cyberbullying

  • Revenge porn

4. Child Exploitation

  • Possession or distribution of child pornography

  • Online solicitation of minors

5. Intellectual Property Crimes

  • Copyright infringement

  • Trademark violations

  • Trade secret theft

6. Cryptocurrency-Related Crimes

  • Crypto fraud

  • Money laundering using digital currencies

Why You Need a Specialized Cyber Crimes Attorney

Cyber crime cases are complex and often involve:

  • Rapidly evolving technology and laws

  • Complex digital evidence

  • Jurisdictional issues (local, state, federal, or international)

  • Severe penalties, including hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences

Our team at Duncan Law PLLC has the specialized knowledge and experience to navigate these challenges effectively.

Our Approach to Cyber Crime Defense

1. Comprehensive Case Evaluation

We thoroughly review all evidence, including digital forensics reports, to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

2. Strategic Defense Planning

We develop a tailored defense strategy based on the specific details of your case and the latest legal precedents.

3. Expert Collaboration

We work with cyber security experts and digital forensics specialists to challenge the prosecution's evidence and build a strong defense.

4. Negotiation and Litigation

We skillfully negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or dismissals when possible, and vigorously defend your rights in court when necessary.

Potential Defenses in Cyber Crime Cases

  • Lack of intent

  • Mistaken identity

  • Unauthorized use of your device or accounts

  • Constitutional violations in evidence gathering

  • Unreliable digital evidence

Consequences of Cyber Crime Convictions

Cyber crime convictions can have severe and long-lasting impacts:

  • Lengthy prison sentences

  • Substantial fines

  • Restitution payments

  • Probation or parole

  • Loss of professional licenses

  • Difficulty finding employment

  • Immigration consequences for non-citizens

Why Choose Duncan Law PLLC for Your Cyber Crime Defense?

  • Specialized Knowledge: We stay up-to-date with the latest developments in cyber law and technology.

  • Proven Track Record: We have successfully defended numerous clients against cyber crime charges.

  • Comprehensive Approach: We address both the legal and technical aspects of your case.

  • Client-Centered Service: We provide personalized attention and keep you informed throughout the process.

  • Strategic Negotiation: We have strong relationships with local prosecutors and can often negotiate favorable outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be charged with a cyber crime if I didn't know my actions were illegal?

Ignorance of the law is generally not a defense, but lack of intent can be a crucial factor in some cases.

What should I do if I'm under investigation for a cyber crime?

Contact an attorney immediately and do not speak to law enforcement without legal representation.

Can law enforcement search my computer or phone without a warrant?

Generally, no. However, there are exceptions. We can review your case to determine if your rights were violated.

How long do cyber crime investigations typically last?

Investigations can last from a few months to several years, depending on the complexity of the case.

What's the difference between state and federal cyber crime charges?

Federal charges often involve crimes that cross state lines or affect federal systems. They typically carry harsher penalties.

Take Action to Protect Your Rights and Future

If you're facing cyber crime charges or under investigation, don't wait. The earlier you involve a skilled defense attorney, the better your chances of a favorable outcome.

Contact Duncan Law PLLC today for a confidential consultation.

Phone: 206-237-7714

Protect your rights, your reputation, and your future. Schedule your consultation now.

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