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How Should You Define Cyber Terrorism?

By Lee Koch | November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on How Should You Define Cyber Terrorism?

Our team at Koch Law has a particular focus on defending cybercrimes, including cyber identity theft, computer fraud, cyber warfare, DDOS attacks, and cyber terrorism. Unlike many traditional practice areas of criminal law, for example, assault or murder, the exact definition of many cybercrimes is consistently changing. What is the reason for a shift in…

Can You Be Charged with Attempting a Crime in New York?

By Lee Koch | October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Can You Be Charged with Attempting a Crime in New York?

At the time of your arrest or during questioning by the police, you might be shocked to hear charges for attempted robbery or attempted rape. Similarly, you could be formally charged with attempted identity theft or attempted embezzlement as a federal crime in New York. Have you identified what makes these criminal offenses different from…

Searching Cell Phones: When Can the Police Search Your Devices?

By Lee Koch | October 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Searching Cell Phones: When Can the Police Search Your Devices?

Last month, we wrote an in-depth blog post on searches of your home and other personal property. This sparked a lot of conversation around searches, warrants, and when law enforcement is permitted to search your property. While the law around searching your home might be well-known and established, the rules around cell phones, tablets, computer…

What to Do When the Police Want to Search Your New York Home?

By Lee Koch | September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on What to Do When the Police Want to Search Your New York Home?

It is a unique and stressful experience to open your front door and find the police on the other side. For most clients at Koch Law, it is also an extremely rare occurrence that can immediately ignite fear, suspicion, and concern. Yet, as a New York criminal lawyer, a member of our legal team must…

Should You Go To Trial for Federal Criminal Charges?

By Lee Koch | September 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Should You Go To Trial for Federal Criminal Charges?

Early in your federal criminal case, you have a major decision to make: do you want to accept a plea bargain from the federal prosecutor or go to trial? In the United States, upwards of 90% of federal criminal charges are settled before trial, and it is likely that statistic is even higher when it…

What Qualities Matter When Hiring a NY Lawyer for a Computer Crime?

By Lee Koch | August 29, 2018 | Comments Off on What Qualities Matter When Hiring a NY Lawyer for a Computer Crime?

Charges for a computer crime in NY are complex. The laws applicable to a potential crime are broad and widely applied to both the state and federal level. Simultaneously, the actions that amount to a computer crime are detailed and specific. As well, the due diligence and information gathering aspects of a computer crime case…

What Actions Result in Criminal Charges for Information Warfare?

By Lee Koch | August 14, 2018 | Comments Off on What Actions Result in Criminal Charges for Information Warfare?

Cybercrime is on the rise in the United States. The State of New York is not immune to the increase in cybercrime accusations and prosecutions. Each year there are more charges for computer fraud, identity theft, and phishing schemes in New York than the year before. Not only is the number of prosecutions for cybercrimes…

5 Times Your Business Could Be Committing Computer Fraud in NY

By Lee Koch | July 30, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Times Your Business Could Be Committing Computer Fraud in NY

Cyber crimes, such as computer fraud, have quickly become one of the most prolific and common types of crime in the State of New York. In particular, reports of computer fraud have increased significantly in the past five years. This jump in the overall number of computer fraud crimes committed in the past five years…

When Does Your Online Activity Become Defamation in New York?

By Lee Koch | July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on When Does Your Online Activity Become Defamation in New York?

The Internet was built for the proliferation of information and exchange of ideas. What probably wasn’t anticipated at the inception of Wi-Fi and home computer networks was the emphasis on opinions, comments, and social interaction that we now experience online. Today, the Internet is used in large part for individuals and companies to share thoughts…

What to Do When Your Business Is Accused of a Phishing Scam?

By Lee Koch | June 25, 2018 | Comments Off on What to Do When Your Business Is Accused of a Phishing Scam?

It’s tough for startups and new businesses to begin building their presence online and through direct marketing. To build brand recognition and interest in the company, you can make phone calls, invest in a social media presence, and send outreach emails. Often, these emails reach individuals and other businesses that are truly interested in your…