Internet Crimes

Defense of Internet Crimes

Tama Beth Kudman is an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense attorney with offices in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens Florida and New York City, NY. She has extensive experience defending individuals under investigation and/or prosecution for Internet crimes.

What is an Internet Crime?

Internet Crime has been defined as offenses that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS)”. Such crimes may threaten a nation’s security and financial health.  Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, child pornography, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise.

Internationally, both governmental and non-state actors engage in cybercrimes, including espionage, financial theft, and other cross-border crimes. Activity crossing international borders and involving the interests of at least one nation state is sometimes referred to as cyberwarfare. The international legal system is attempting to hold actors accountable for their actions through the International Criminal Court.[5]

Potential Sentences for Internet Crimes

Depending on the offense of conviction, individuals may face lengthy prison terms, and mandatory minimum sentences.  It should be noted that Parole has been abolished in the federal system.

Pre-indictment Investigations and Interviews

Agents from the DEA, FDA, FBI, Homeland Security and other federal law enforcement agencies commonly contact suspects prior to bringing charges in an effort to get the suspect to confess, to provide incriminating information or to provide information against other individuals in order to avoid charges themselves or to lessen their potential sentences. You should NEVER speak to law enforcement without a lawyer!! Even if you believe you have done nothing wrong, you can place yourself at great risk by speaking with law enforcement. Remember, though Agents will promise you leniency for speaking with them, they cannot normally make deals on behalf of the State or U.S. Attorney’s office, and they are allowed to lie to you under the law in order to get you to confess!!

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you make the decision about whether you should speak with law enforcement and can help you do so under circumstances where your rights are protected.

DO NOT TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS WITHOUT YOUR EXPERIENCED  CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER!! AND NEVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH OF YOUR HOME, PHONE, COMPUTER, OR VEHICLE WITHOUT A WARRANT.  FINALLY, ALWAYS DEMAND TO SPEAK TO YOUR LAWYER!!  

The Importance of seeking Experienced Legal Help

Given the severity and complexity of  criminal investigations and prosecutions, anyone being investigated for or charged with a  crime should retain a lawyer who has extensive experience in criminal defense.

Tama Beth Kudman has been representing individuals and corporations for nearly 20 years throughout the country. Ms. Kudman brings this experience and knowledge to every criminal case that she defends.

Contact us today for help if you are under investigation or charged with a  crime.

Contact Tama Beth Kudman, an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive federal criminal defense attorney with offices in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and New York City, New York.