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Computer Crimes

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What constitutes Computer Crimes?

Although a computer today can be used in several types of alleged crimes, typical investigations and crimes associated with computers include possession of pornography (child pornography and adult pornography), cyber-stalking and piracy. Many schools limit how you are able to use campus servers and computers, such as what you are allowed to download, access, or send. As with off-line campus ethics, computer ethics follow the same approach; student users are not allowed to use the university computers to create, send or save materials that threaten or harass another student, nor are they allowed to jeopardize or interfere with another student’s work and academic standing on the university computing system. 

How are student Computer Crimes investigated? How will a defense attorney help with a Computer Crime case involving a college student?

Crimes committed through use of a computer are prosecuted both locally and federally. Experts in recovery of electronic information and the analysis of where the information came from, who sent it and who stored it are often needed. Our criminal defense lawyers specialize in working with college students accused of computer crimes. It can be difficult to gather evidence on computer crimes so it is important to contact a defense attorney to ensure the best investigation process when defending your case. Our law firm works closely with highly experienced consultants, often former-law enforcement officers, to assist in investigations that will help defend your case. Also, because student codes of conduct regarding computer crimes are not very detailed, a student defense attorney can help you understand your rights as a student in your disciplinary hearing and ensure minimal disruption to your education.