Hampshire County Computer Crime Defense Attorney
Have You Been Accused of a Computer Crime in Massachusetts?
If you are being investigated for, or have been charged with committing any type of cyber, internet or computer crime, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. These allegations are serious and could result in jail/prison time, fines, and probation.
Cyber crime is an umbrella term for a broad range of criminal activities that involve using a computer, tablet, smartphone or other electronic devices to perpetrate a crime.
Society’s everyday reliance on technology has led to a surge in computer-related crimes. Whether it’s hacking into someone else’s computer without authorization, stealing financial data, cyberbullying, soliciting a minor for sex, these crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted.
The number of computer related prosecutions are on the rise in Massachusetts and across the country. In fact, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General has a division devoted entirely to fighting Cyber Crime.
Hi, I’m Tom Kokonowski, a former prosecutor now fighting on behalf of the accused. I have defended against a wide range of computer-related crimes. These cases require a sophisticated and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of computer technology
As you attorney, you can count on me to protect your right against unlawful police tactics and to mount the strongest legal defense possible.
Type of Computer Crimes
- conducting illegal financial transactions or wire fraud
- money laundering
- hacking or unlawfully accessing a computer you were not authorized to use
- theft of data, including personal information that could be used for identity theft
- a fraudulent activity designed to obtain personal information, including email schemes
- copyright infringement, piracy of intellectual property
- Illegal file sharing
Internet Sex crimes
- possession, production or transmission of child pornography
- Luring or soliciting a child via the Internet
- Cyberstalking, harassment and cyberbullying via social media or other forums
- Creating and/or distributing viruses and malware
Federal Agencies Involved Investigating Computer Crimes
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) handles cases such as online fraud, child pornography, and computer financial crime investigations.
U.S. Secret Service may investigate hacking, SPAM and counterfeiting crimes.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may investigate copyright piracy.
Defenses For Computer Crimes
Illegal Search and Seizure: Computer crime cases usually involve an extensive investigation in which your computer, hard drive, and files may be confiscated. The police must be able to demonstrate probable cause and have a search warrant in order to search your home, car, or business and examine a computer, cell phone or other electronic devices.
Law enforcement often poses as minors in chat rooms and readily engage in sexual conversations with other chat room visitors. Many adults are arrested by police when they attempt to meet the person who was posing as a minor. The defense for many computer sex crimes related to chat room conversations may be entrapment since police officers posing as minors often aggressively pursue meeting the adult