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Computer Theft

New Jersey Computer Theft Attorney

Computer crime in New Jersey is serious and getting an attorney that knows the technology, the law and computer forensics may be the difference between winning and losing. At Jack Venturi Law, our New Jersey attorneys know how to fight for you to get results. When looking for a computer crime defense attorney, you have to decide if you want an attorney that doesn’t even know how to turn on a computer, or an attorney that had the experience and dedication that is necessary for your case.

2C:20-25. Computer Theft

A person is guilty of computer criminal activity if the person purposely or knowingly and without authorization, or in excess of authorization:

a. Accesses any data, data base, computer storage medium, computer program, computer software, computer equipment, computer, computer system or computer network;

b. Alters, damages or destroys any data, data base, computer, computer storage medium, computer program, computer software, computer system or computer network, or denies, disrupts or impairs computer services, including access to any part of the Internet, that are available to any other user of the computer services;

c. Accesses or attempts to access any data, data base, computer, computer storage medium, computer program, computer software, computer equipment, computer system or computer network for the purpose of executing a scheme to defraud, or to obtain services, property, personal identifying information, or money, from the owner of a computer or any third party;

e. Obtains, takes, copies or uses any data, data base, computer program, computer software, personal identifying information, or other information stored in a computer, computer network, computer system, computer equipment or computer storage medium; or

f. Accesses and recklessly alters, damages or destroys any data, data base, computer, computer storage medium, computer program, computer software, computer equipment, computer system or computer network.

Computer Theft – degree of crime

g. A violation of subsection a. of this section is a crime of the third degree. A violation of subsection b. is a crime of the second degree. A violation of subsection c. is a crime of the third degree, except that it is a crime of the second degree if the value of the services, property, personal identifying information, or money obtained or sought to be obtained exceeds $ 5,000. A violation of subsection e. is a crime of the third degree, except that it is a crime of the second degree if the data, data base, computer program, computer software, or information:

(1) is or contains personal identifying information, medical diagnoses, treatments or other medical information concerning an identifiable person;

(2) is or contains governmental records or other information that is protected from disclosure by law, court order or rule of court; or

(3) has a value exceeding $ 5,000.

A violation of subsection f. is a crime of the fourth degree, except that it is a crime of the third degree if the value of the damage exceeds $ 5,000.

Computer criminal activity is a crime of the first degree if the offense results in:

(1) a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas or power, or other public service. The term ‘substantial interruption or impairment” shall mean such interruption or impairment that:

(a) affects 10 or more structures or habitations;

(b) lasts for two or more hours; or

(c) creates a risk of death or significant bodily injury to any person;

(2) damages or loss in excess of $ 250,000; or

(3) significant bodily injury to any person.

Our computer crime defense attorneys can represent you with regard to any criminal charge in New Jersey including these computer crimes:

  • Computer Theft
  • Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Identity Theft
  • Pirated Recordings
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Trafficking in Identifying information
  • Unlawful Access to Stored Communications
  • Wrongful Access

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