Life has changed in fundamental ways for Californians and all other Americans over the past generation.
The heightened security concerns of today are a relatively new and obviously concerning reality, for example. The American political landscape might reasonably seem to many people to be far more complex and fragmented than it used to be. Environmental concerns across a wide spectrum are now writ large. New demographics are evolving and materially affecting social mores and government policies.
And then there is, of course, the computer and what follows from it. Arguably, life on the planet for billions of people has been affected more by constantly evolving computer-related technologies and the Internet over the past couple decades than by any other factor.
One offshoot of that is so-called “cybercrime,” which might be broadly defined as “criminal activity involving an information technology infrastructure.” That is how we term it at The Law Office of John W. Noonan, a Bay Area-based criminal defense law firm.
We note further on our website page focusing upon the Internet and computer-based criminal acts that, “Cybercrimes are becoming increasingly common with the increased and widespread use of technology in our daily lives.”
Unquestionably, crimes linked with technology have expanded greatly in recent years. So, too, have law enforcement efforts aimed at identifying illegal actions and zealously prosecuting alleged wrongs.
Truly, the universe of criminal charges in the realm of information technology infrastructure is wide. Our site lists a number of cybercrimes, which range from identity theft, forgery and illegal site/account access to hacking, invasion of privacy and online harassment.
Cybercrimes are unquestionably a tier-one concern for state and federal criminal law authorities, who command vast resources and powers to investigate.
Any individual who is being targeted in a cybercrimes probe might reasonably want to contact a proven attorney without delay. An experienced Internet defense lawyer can provide knowledgeable representation and help ensure that the legal rights of a criminal suspect are fully protected.