Computer Crimes in Virginia
Virginia Beach criminal attorney
According Virginia state law, it is illegal for individuals to knowingly
trespass onto a computer network, use computers to invade another person’s
privacy, or commit fraud. If you have been charged with a crime under
The Computer Crimes Act, you should seek legal counsel immediately. At
The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we have extensive experience handling
computer crimes cases; our
Virginia Beach criminal attorney has over 15 years of experience defending the rights of client in Virginia
Beach and the surrounding areas.
What is The Virginia Computer Crimes Act?
The Virginia Computer Crimes Act is state legislation that lists various
specific criminal offenses. Below are of the offenses included in the act.
PII Theft – Using a computer to trick someone into giving you, his or her
personal identifying information is considered illegal under the Computer
Spam – Sending unsolicited advertisements through email or other social
platform to collect PPII.
Computer Fraud – This is the act of using a computer to steal or embezzle money
or other property. This could be using the phishing scams or other by
other means of false pretenses.
Harassment – Cyberbullying could also fit under this category. This includes
the act of stalking, intimidating, or coercing a person through their computer.
Invasion of Privacy – Gaining access to a computer network to review confidential files
or other information.
Penalties for Computer Crimes
Computer crimes charges are considered a wobbler; meaning you could be
a charged with a felony or a misdemeanor depending on circumstances of
Misdemeanor Computer Crimes Charges
- If the value of property stolen or the services totaled less than $200,
you could be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor.
- Computer trespassing is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor unless damages
are more than $2,500, than it could be bumped up to a Class 1.
- You could be facing Class 1 misdemeanor charges if you are arrested under
computer harassment charges.
Felony Computer Crimes Charges
- If the property value of the assets stolen in your computer fraud case
are more than $200, you could be charged with a Class 5 felony.
- Computer trespassing with damages over $2,500 could be considered a Class 6 felony
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