Computer Crimes Defenses in Arizona

Tech-savvy Tucson lawyers defending your rights in Arizona and federal courts

Advances in technology have opened up new forums for communication, relationships, art and business. Computers, smart phones and the Internet are also widely patrolled for incidents of child solicitation, possession of child pornography, prostitution, identify theft and consumer fraud. Building an effective defense against these allegations requires knowledge about both technology law and the criminal codes.

Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC is at the forefront of computer crime defense. Our attorneys possess more than 40 years of combined experience providing criminal defense in cases involving state and federal crimes. We are up-to-date on the newest technologies and computer platforms and know how the law applies. Tech-savvy and with a team of experts at our disposal, we protect your rights from overzealous investigators and improper practices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Arizona Attorney General’s office and the local Tucson police force.

Online child pornography

The Internet makes it easier to transmit personal materials anonymously. Although possession of pornography is legal, possession of child pornography is not — and lack of knowledge as to the age of the model is not a defense. Also, police have charged older teens with child pornography for innocently transmitting photographs of their barely-younger friends through social media and text messages. Conviction may result in a lengthy prison sentence and the lifelong requirement that you register as a sexual offender with the Arizona online database. If you are accused of possessing, transmitting or producing child pornography, you may have a defense based on your Constitutional rights, police misconduct or lack of evidence.

Defending your right to privacy and free speech

Tasked with tracking down criminal offenders on the Internet and social media sites, law enforcement officers often trample on the privacy and free speech rights of legitimate users. Although the law prohibits transmission of child pornography, solicitation of minors, sexual exploitation of minors, obscenity, cyberharassment, cyberstalking and libel, you have the First Amendment right to post comments and pictures that are unpleasant and even offensive to other people. You cannot be charged with a crime just because the government or the public does not like what you have to say.

In addition, law enforcement often uses deceptive means to gain access to Internet chat rooms and users’ personal social media profiles. In many cases, investigators search private information without obtaining a valid warrant and engage in methods that border on entrapment. Our criminal law attorneys seek to have evidence that was collected using these inappropriate police investigation tactics quashed at the early stages of your case.

Consult with our tech-savvy attorneys about sophisticated computer crimes charges

To learn more about defenses in computer crimes allegations, call Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC today at 520.777.0235 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.