Los Angeles Internet Crime Defense Attorneys
The internet has been around for decades, but the line between personal liberties and criminal activity is still unclear. Our laws have had to adapt to everything, from social media to online payments to system security, and there are still many evolutions to come. It is very easy to assume that your actions online are completely private, but a California prosecutor can use invasive investigations to build a case against you. Your only option is to trust your defense to an equally experienced and dedicated legal team.
If you or someone you love has been charged with an internet crime, let our Los Angeles defense lawyers at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP fight for you. Our clients don’t just receive the knowledge of one Los Angeles internet crimes defense attorney, but an entire team. We know your future is on the line and will not rest until we get the best outcome for your situation.
Do not wait. Call us today at (213) 688-0460 for a free, confidential case evaluation.
Internet crimes, digital crimes, cybercrimes – all of these terms refer to criminal activity that takes place through the use of digital devices and the world wide web. An internet crime can occur through social media or can utilize powerful software to assist in theft or fraud – both will lead to serious criminal penalties if you are convicted. As our technology becomes more advanced and once-private information becomes readily available with the click of a button, our laws too will grow to encompass this new field. Even older laws involving stalking and harassment have been adjusted to accommodate the internet – with serious consequences for offenders.
At Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP, we believe defense lawyers should grow and adapt to the times, which is why we provide strong legal representation in cases of:
- Cyberstalking and harassment
- Internet fraud
- Consumer fraud
- Wire fraud
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Revenge porn
- Child pornography distribution
- Unlawful contact with a minor
- Solicitation of a minor
The truth is that nothing is private anymore. Social media, cloud databases, IP addresses, and dozens of other online systems catalog and track every interaction you have online. When someone accuses you of committing fraud or another internet crime, investigators may act fast to secure your browser history, online profiles, emails, direct messages, and other information to use against you in court. However, you are still protected against illegal searches and seizures, which does extend to private data and information (Riley v. California 573 U.S. 373).
But without a skilled attorney to uphold your rights, you may suffer indignities after being charged with an internet crime. While many charges are wobblers, meaning they can be a misdemeanor or a felony, many online crimes bring down federal charges. You may be investigated by federal agencies, including the FBI, and have your personal and professional life turned upside down. Fraud investigations can severely damage your business relations and have a lasting impact on your career. This does not even begin to account for the expensive court fines and long prison sentence you face for a conviction. To protect your future, career, and reputation, you need to work with Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP.
You need to protect your privacy and build a defense against your charges, and that requires the expertise of a dedicated legal team. At Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP, each of our attorneys brings a unique skill to the table and is backed by years of experience.
Mark Werksman has been defending clients in criminal court since 1986 and is well-versed in handling federal cases. Alan Jackson is a former Assistant Head Deputy for the Major Crimes Division at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Kelly Quinn is a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Writs and Appeals by the California State Bar Association and is one of few attorneys who has a certificate in surveillance law and privacy. Caleb Mason is a respected expert on criminal law doctrine who has years of experience handling federal and state trials.
If you call us, you will not only receive the expertise of one of our top attorneys, but an entire firm dedicated to your defense. We understand how complex these cases are and what is on the line. Many of our lawyers have served as district attorneys and know how prosecutors think. Let us use our knowledge to safeguard your future.
The prosecution will use every tool and trick in the book to build a case against you. Internet crimes can result in high-profile trials with millions of dollars on the line and a looming prison sentence. Do not go into the courtroom alone. Secure a strong defense today by contacting the Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP. We have taken on some of the toughest cases in the nation and can do the same for you. Contact us online or by phone at (213) 688-0460 for a free case evaluation.
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Recent Case Results
- Complete Dismissal of Molestation Charges
Attorney Mark Werksman’s 29 year old client was falsely accused of molesting two neighborhood children and was subsequently charged with felony child molestation, with a significant prison sentence hanging over his head should he be convicted. Instead, at the preliminary hearing Werksman was able to convince the court to grant his client a complete dismissal of any charges.
- Decision Set Aside
Client, a college student in a faulty Title IX case, was awarded $130,000 in attorney fees.
- Probation with No Jail Time for Drug Money Laundering Charge
Wilmington man accused in New York federal court of laundering drug money through the sale of laptop computers. Mark was able to get the case transferred to federal court in Los Angeles, where he convinced the United States Attorney to reduce the charges. His client was sentenced to probation with no jail time on a misdemeanor conviction.