Penalties for Cybercrimes in New York

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Penalties for Cybercrimes in New York

In the state of New York, cybercrimes are punishable by law, many of which include felony charges. Continue reading to learn the different types of cybercrimes and their penalties in New York. If you are facing a cybercrime charge, reach out to our experienced criminal defense lawyer today to learn the next steps you should take. Contact our firm to begin this process and to protect your rights.

Penalties for Cybercrimes

Depending on who the victim of cybercrime is and if the defendant has prior criminal charges, penalties for cybercrimes vary. One major factor that will come into consideration when sentencing a defendant is whether the defendant has previous convictions of a persistent violent felony offense. The penalties for cybercrimes are as follows:

  • Class B Felony: may result in a maximum prison sentence of 25 years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class C Felony: may result in a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class D Felony: may result in a maximum prison sentence of seven years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class E Felony: may result in a maximum prison sentence of four years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class A Misdemeanor: may result in a one-year prison sentence and/or fines not exceeding $1,000
  • Class B Misdemeanor: may result in a jail sentence of up to three months and/or fines not exceeding $500

Types of Cybercrimes

If you are facing a cybercrime charge, reach out to a knowledgable New York criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. The following types of cybercrimes are punishable by law in New York:

  • Internet Sex Crimes: Possessing or promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, disseminating indecent material to a minor
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer: When someone knowingly uses or accesses a computer, computer service, or computer network without authorization. Unauthorized Use of a Computer is a Class A Misdemeanor.
  • Computer Trespass: When a person gains unauthorized use of a computer and knowingly gains access to computer material or does so with the intent to commit, attempt, or further the commission of another felony offense. Computer Trespass is punishable as Class E Felony.

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