Criminal computer hacking is a form of cyber crime, which occurs when a computer, computer network, or electronic communication is intercepted without authorization; the hacker's goal may be to gain access to confidential information, to damage the computer and or network, or simply to draw attention to security vulnerabilities in the computer and or network.
The federal government takes an aggressive stance toward combating criminal computer hacking and other forms of cyber crime, which is investigated by several federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, and the Cyber Crimes Center of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"). Computer hacking and other forms are cyber crime are subject to serious penalties under federal and state statutes, including, among others, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, which provides for punishments of up to twenty-years (20) imprisonment and fines of up to $250,000.00.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing a criminal computer hacking charge choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including cyber crimes. Over the last 40 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
If you have questions or concerns about a federal cyber crime matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (800) 780-2889 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.