Internet Crimes Attorney – Brett Podolsky
The number of internet crimes is continually rising as technology advances in our society. Texas legislators continue to pass new laws trying to encompass and regulate the internet. Because of the newly developed laws regarding the internet, it is important to find a criminal defense attorney like Brett Podolsky who is experienced in the practice of defending cyber crimes.
What is an Internet or Cyber Crime?
Cyber crimes are those that are committed primarily by using the internet. In Texas, these crimes span a wide range with different elements to each crime. Internet crimes may be:
- Internet fraud
- Identity theft
- Illegal downloading of music or software
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Virus distribution
Many people erroneously believe that it is not crime to download music or software from a peer to peer sharing website. Downloading music, movies or software without paying for it is illegal. Even if the songs or movies downloaded are for personal use and not distributed, the State of Texas considers this to be criminally punishable. A person can be charged with an internet crime for illegal downloads. A judge or jury will not take pity on a person even if they did not believe they were committing a crime. If someone has engaged in these behaviors or has been charged with this crime it is important to contact Brett A. Podolsky to discuss your options. Attorney Podolsky will provide a well-designed defense and produce the best possible outcome for your situation.
Consequences of a Conviction
The Texas Legislature has passed laws making internet and cyber crimes serious offenses. Internet crimes are not treated lightly by the District Attorney’s Office and will be aggressively prosecuted. The Houston Police will take steps to thoroughly investigate cyber crimes. These crimes may carry incarceration of prison sentences and high fines. In addition, those convicted may be forced to pay restitution to the victims.
How Can Brett A. Podolsky Help?
Attorney Brett Podolsky has experience defending cyber crimes in Houston. He will be able to evaluate his client’s case and prepare an effective defense. Many times he will be able to have the charges dismissed or dropped. If the evidence against you makes this outcome impossible, Mr. Podolsky will work to get the charges reduced.
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