What are the Penalties for Cybercrime in New York?

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What are the Penalties for Cybercrime in New York?

If you are facing cybercrime charges, it is important to understand the penalties that come with each cybercrime in New York. To learn more about the cybercrime definitions and charges, continue reading and reach out to our experienced criminal defense attorney.

What are the types of cybercrimes?

The following types of cybercrime are punishable by law in New York:

  • Computer Trespass: Computer trespass occurs 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.
  • Internet Sex Crimes: Internet sex crimes refer to 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. Internet sex crimes are considered Class E Felonies.
  • 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.

What are the penalties for cybercrime in New York?

The penalties for cybercrime will depend on the following factors:

  • The type of cybercrime committed,
  • If the defendant has prior criminal charges
  • Who the victim of the crime is. Cybercrime can result in any of the below misdemeanors or felonies:

Cybercrime can result in any of the below misdemeanors or felonies:

  • 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
  • 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 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 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

If you are facing cybercrime charges, one of the first steps you should take is to retain the services of an experienced New York criminal defense attorney. Our legal team at Grunwald & Seman will fight to protect your rights in court. To learn more about how we can assist you, give our firm a call today.

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