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Some Internet crimes, like many white-collar crimes, are felonies and carrying mandatory minimum sentences. These sentences require the judge to send you to prison for a specified period of time with no possibility of probation or early parole.

If you are convicted of an Internet crime, it will probably be very hard for you to get a job when you get out of prison. Not many employers will consider hiring someone who has a conviction for eBay fraud or identity theft.  To safeguard your freedom and your future, you need an Internet crimes defense lawyer who is willing to fight for you. Attorney Marc Emden has obtained dismissals as well as acquittals in many felony cases, including Internet crimes.

Marc Emden has defended many individuals in both state and federal courts who were charged with child pornography, sex crimes involving minors, as well as financial and white collar offenses where the offense was allegedly committed through the use of a computer or on the Internet. His representation involves the following crimes:

  • Identity theft
  • Credit or debit card fraud
  • Misuse of the telephone or of the computer
  • Exploitation of vulnerable adult throughout the use of a computer
  • Theft crimes
  • Computer fraud
  • Ponzi/Pyramid Schemes
  • Spoofing/Phishing
  • Computer invasion of privacy
  • Crimes involving monetary, service and data theft, and piracy committed   
  • through the use of a computer
  • Sale of counterfeit goods over the internet, including software piracy, computer game piracy, video game piracy, or music piracy
  • Internet pornography, including possession of child pornography, dissemination of child pornography
  • Cyber stalking
  • Sexual solicitation, including online child sex solicitation, instant messaging sexually explicit material to children

Call Marc Emden at (301)762-7007.

Internet Sex Crimes

As with other sex offenses, internet-related sex crimes carry the potential of lifetime registration as sex offender if you have been convicted. If you have been charged with an internet-related sex crime, and potentially confronted with the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence and a lifetime of monitoring and registration, you need an lawyer who is willing to fight for your rights.
A potential defense for some sex crimes related to chat room conversations is entrapment, since police officers posing as minors often push and push in order to arrange a meeting.

As a Rockville, Maryland internet crimes attorney, Marc Emden has the experience to defend you, and the expertise to exploit mistakes that are very often made by the police – to your advantage. He know how to win cases.  Marc Emden also knows how important your freedom is to you, and will effectively fight to insure that your rights are not taken from you.

MARC EMDEN IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR YOUR CALL.
Contact us or call the office at (301) 762-7007 for a consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q. Why do some internet crimes carry federal charges?
A. The United State Congress has declared war on certain crimes and has targeted crimes like possession of and receiving child pornography as well as identity theft as federal crimes. Both can carry mandatory minimum sentences, if you are convicted.

Q. If I accidentally download child pornography, is that a crime?
A.  Possession of child pornography is a crime.  However, in order to violate the law you must have intended to possess it.  Accidentally downloading it, is not illegal possession of contraband

Q.  I have chatted online with a girl who won’t tell me her exact age.  She wants to meet.  What should I do?
A.  Meeting people on line is often a very risky proposition. If someone refuses to disclose to you whether they are a minor or not, you should be very reluctant to meet them. If you are over the age of 17, meeting an underage person for the purpose of sexual contact is a crime.

Please note that these answers should not be construed as legal advice in all situations. You should speak with an attorney before making any decisions about your legal matter.  These answers are intended only to provide general information