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About James E. Novak
Internet / Cybercrimes
Not all criminal offenses involve physical altercations. As technology continues to evolve around the world, more and more crimes are being committed online or through other computer-related means.
As internet usage continues to grow, more people continue to find themselves the victims of various illegal online activities commonly referred to as “cybercrimes.” Alleged offenders who are accused of committing online criminal offenses can face severe penalties that include lengthy terms of incarceration as well as significant fines.
Lawyer for Internet and Cybercrimes in Tempe, AZ
If you were arrested or think you might be under investigation in Maricopa County for an alleged online criminal offense, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation. You should not say anything to authorities until you have contacted the Law Office of James E. Novak.
James E. Novak is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Tempe who represents clients all over the greater Maricopa County area, including Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, and Mesa. He can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (480) 413-1499 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Maricopa County Internet and Cybercrimes Information Center
Chapter 23 of the Arizona Revised Statutes covers criminal offenses related to organized crime, fraud, and terrorism. Three statutes established in this chapter apply to internet and cybercrimes:
Under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-2316, the classification of computer tampering offenses depends on the specific alleged activity involved. All of the following involve an alleged offender acting without authority or exceeding authorization:
Unlawful Possession of an Access Device
Under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-2316.01, an alleged offender can be charged with this crime for knowingly possessing, trafficking in, publishing, or controlling an access device without the consent of the issuer, owner, or authorized user and with the intent to use or distribute that access device. The possession, trafficking, publishing, or control of five or more access devices without the consent of the issuer, owner, or authorized user may give rise to an inference that the alleged offender possessing, trafficking in, publishing, or controlling the access devices intended to use or distribute the devices.
The classification of these crimes depends on the number of access devices that the alleged offender unlawfully possessed:
Unauthorized Release of Proprietary or Confidential Computer Security Information
Under Arizona Revised Statute § 13-2316.02, an alleged offender can be charged with this crime for communicating, releasing, or publishing proprietary or confidential computer security information, security-related measures, algorithms, or encryption devices relating to a particular computer, computer system or network without the authorization of its owner or operator. Unauthorized release of proprietary or confidential computer security information is a class 6 felony, unless the security information relates to a critical infrastructure resource, in which case it is a class 4 felony.
The statute exempts the following types of releases:
In addition to the hacking and related cybercrimes listed above, [[$firm]] also aggressively defends clients against charges relating to a number of other computer-related criminal offenses. Common crimes that frequently involve online activity include:
City of Tempe, AZ | Computer Forensics Unit — Computer Forensic Unit Detectives for the Tempe Police Department can become involved in any incident in which a computer was used when a crime was committed. On this website, you can learn more about ways to avoid becoming the victim of internet or Cybercrimes. You can find links to safety resources as well as ways to file complaints about internet crimes.Tempe Police Department
120 E. 5th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (AZICAC) Task Force — The AZICAC Task Force is led by the Phoenix Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit but is comprised of investigators from city, county, state, and federal agencies. Some of the affiliates include the Tempe Police Department and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. On this website, you can learn more about internet safety, read recent news, and review recent cases and arrests.
[[$firm]] | Tempe Internet and Cybercrimes Attorney
Do you think that you could be under investigation or were you already arrested for a computer or online-related criminal offense in Maricopa County? Do not make any kind of statement to authorities until you have contacted the Law Office of James E. Novak.
Tempe criminal defense lawyer James E. Novak fights to get criminal charges reduced or dismissed for clients in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and many surrounding areas of Maricopa County. Call (480) 413-1499 or submit an online contact form to have our attorney review your case and answer all your legal questions during a free initial consultation.