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How Do You Know Your Cybercrime Lawyer Has Enough Experience?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of qualified criminal lawyers in the State of New York. These private defense lawyers handle theft charges, DWI cases, and even allegations of sexual abuse on a regular basis. While defense to any criminal offense requires a substantial amount of training and knowledge, cybercrimes seem to be a category…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A NY Criminal Lawyer Explains: What Is Cyber Terrorism?

There are massive benefits to our plugged-in, cyber-obsessed world. We are able to create physical items on a 3D printer, access our bank accounts from anywhere in the world, see family and friends through video calls, and share information with the click of a button. As programmers and other computer scientists continue to push the…

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4 Types of Fraud That Require the Help of a NY Computer Fraud Lawyer

In NY, cyber crimes, such as computer fraud or cyber extortion, all fall under a handful of criminal statutes in the NY Penal Law. This limited number of criminal offenses, which include unauthorized use of a computer, computer trespass, and computer tampering, actually cover an extensive number of criminal actions. These statutes cover nearly every…

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