Criminal Defense Attorney Columbia, South Carolina

Computer Internet Crimes Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Get top-notch representation with Columbia, SC cybercrimes defense lawyer Matt Bodman

Local, state and federal authorities have increasingly taken a hard line in recent years when it comes to cracking down on Internet crimes. Whether you have been charged with computer hacking or sex-related computer crimes or you're under investigation, you need to take action now to protect your interests and your freedom. A delay could hurt your chances of mounting a strong defense. If convicted, you could be fined thousands of dollars or spend months or years behind bars.

Computer crimes attorney Matt Bodman defends people charged with committing Internet crimes at both the state and federal level. He represents people from all walks of life, including students from the University of South Carolina and other area colleges. Working with investigators, computer experts, and other forensic specialists, he carefully evaluates the evidence and works with clients to develop a strong legal strategy designed to deliver a positive outcome.

What should I do if I'm charged with an Internet crime?

In general, it is a bad idea to talk to police or investigators without legal representation. Anything you write or say could be used against you in a court of law. Instead, it's always best to request to speak to an attorney before talking to investigators.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with defense attorney Matt Bodman, call (866) 487-9077 or send us an email online. We're eager to learn more about your case and answer questions about your state criminal defense Internet case.

What are common computer Internet crimes?

There are many different types of Internet crimes. Some of the most common ones we handle at our law firm involve the following kinds of computer fraud and related criminal offenses:

  • Financial fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Online trading
  • Online purchases with a stolen credit card
  • Identify theft
  • Virus attacks
  • Phishing
  • Illegal Spam

If you are charged with an Internet crime listed above - or another charge not listed - we strongly urge you to contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss all the legal options available to you.

What's the penalty for an Internet criminal conviction?

Penalties vary widely for Internet crimes in South Carolina. In the case of identity theft, for example, the penalties can vary from up 30 days in jail for certain charges (fraudulent identification to allow an illegally alien to work) to up to 10 years in jail for other charges (financial identity fraud).

Other penalties for other Internet crimes include:

  • Wire fraud - Up to 20 years in prison, plus fines
  • Criminal solicitation of a child - Up to 10 years in prison, up to $5,000 fine

How can attorney Bodman help me with my Internet crime case?

Internet criminal charges can be complex cases. Compiling evidence in such cases can be a complicated process that requires the skills of a meticulous, detail-oriented attorney who knows how to carefully research cases and find the evidence you need to build a strong defense.

Attorney Bodman possess these skills and has extensive experience preparing cases for trial. A former assistant state prosecutor, he knows the tactics investigators often employ and he knows how to build strong cases for people charged with serious crimes.

"We prepare every case for trial, because it's always a possibility," Bodman said. "But we also will examine alternatives. We try to get charges dismissed or evidence excluded. We may work with prosecutors on a plea bargain, if we believe that's the best solution. In every case we handle, we put the client's best interests first."

Schedule a free consultation. Call (866) 487-9077.

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