Many Pennsylvania households are equipped with personal computers or other technologically advanced gadgets that include access to the internet. In fact, some families have several types of equipment that are used by various members of the household on a daily basis. Things can, therefore, become rather complicated very quickly when authorities claim that a private computer was used to commit internet crime.
It is questionable how many people use the internet with a clear understanding of what the consequences of their computer time might be. If a person chooses to access a website or person online that might be associated with illicit or criminal activity, the situation may lead to a visit from a police officer. Crimes online typically fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
One does not have to do much more than view something online to be suspected of an illegal act. As soon as a person becomes aware that he or she has been named as a subject in a federal investigation, an attorney can be contacted in order to seek guidance. A criminal lawyer can conduct a separate investigation in order to begin building a strong defense should formal charges be filed at a later point in time.
PennLaw, LLC, offers a free consultation to anyone accused of identity theft, pornography or other types of internet crime in Pennsylvania. Every person is entitled to a fair trial; therefore, merely being accused does not necessarily mean that one will go to jail. Aggressive defense, presented by an experienced criminal defense attorney, is often key to obtaining a positive outcome.