Internet Crimes

Internet Crimes

Serving Akron, Canton, Summit County, Portage and Medina, Ohio.
Many violations of Ohio and Federal laws fall under the umbrella term “internet crime.” Here are a few examples:
  • telecommunications fraud

  • unauthorized use of the property (“hacking”)

  • illegally transmitting multiple electronic mail messages (“spamming”)

  • identity fraud

  • tampering with records

  • child pornography
The evidence and facts that lead to these types of charges are often very highly personal, difficult, and complex issues. Hiring a well-trained, experienced lawyer to defend you if faced with one or more of these internet crimes is highly important. The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon, LLC., are dedicated to supporting our clients if they are facing internet crimes. We deliver the highest quality legal representation from a team of professionals who have experience defending individuals against all different kinds of internet crimes. Getting the best possible outcome and minimizing the disturbance in your life that these charges may have caused is our goal.
Court Expectations
The facts presented in your case may show the same actions violating both State and Federal laws. For a case to be filed in Federal court, it usually fits one or more of these criteria:
  • It took place on federal land

  • It involved the use of the internet or long-distance communication

  • It took place across state borders or in more than one state
Some specific crimes are only charged in the Federal court system or only in the State court system. Since charges brought in Federal court are generally more severe, the sentencing also tends to be more strict and severe.
Classification of Internet Crimes
Depending on the circumstances, internet crimes may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor is less serious with fewer penalties (yet still a burden all the same) following a conviction.
A felony is more serious holding more severe penalties. Regardless of whether you are convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, either conviction will become part of a permanent record.
The charges and penalties can vary greatly from the first-degree misdemeanor to second-degree felony depending on the facts and circumstances involved, including:
  • Number of victims

  • Amount of money involved

  • If you have been convicted of a similar crime before
What Will an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?
With evidence being so technical, internet crime cases are quite complicated. The systems for State and Federal courts handling these cases are vastly different. Regardless of whether you are charged in Federal or State court, many internet crimes usually carry harsh minimum sentences. Some of these sentences even include forfeiture provisions or the ability of the government to come in and seize your property following a conviction.
When facing either State or Federal internet crime charges, it is essential to hire an experienced, highly-trained lawyer to assist you through the complex process. The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon have experience and will be able to negotiate the best possible outcome or even have the charges dismissed.
Call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Hoover Kacyon Today
An internet offense charge (or set of charges) is a serious matter. A conviction can influence future employment, family, finances, and freedom. The quicker a criminal defense lawyer
can get to work, the better the chance of a more positive outcome. Get ahead of the fast-moving court process.

Hoover Kacyon LLC has the overarching goals to fight for your cause, protect your interests, provide reasonable and prompt resolutions to your matter, and do it all with professionalism and honor. Call your Summit County attorneys right away at 330-922-4491 or contact us online to make an appointment.