Cyber crime is something of an umbrella term, covering offences such as computer hacking, online fraud and the creation and distribution of malware. There are two different types of cyber crimes:
- Pure cyber crimes occur when criminal activity takes place via an ICT device, such as a computer, for example by hacking the personal data of somebody else
- Cyber-enabled crimes can take place without the use of ICT hardware but encompass the involvement of ICT in scale and reach, such as online fraud
What happens if you are investigated?
If you are being investigated or you are facing charges relating to alleged involvement in any kind of cyber crime, it is essential to seek legal advice immediately. The specialist defence team at Stirling Ackroyd Legal can help you if you have been arrested under caution, released on bail or if you are facing charges.
This is a highly complex and ever-evolving area of the criminal law, and we have the skills, knowledge and expertise to provide the clear, straightforward advice that you need. We will work with you to build and present the strongest possible defence against the accusations or criminal charges being brought against you, with a view to achieving the best possible outcome.
Why identity is the key
In order to successfully prosecute an individual for cybercrime, the identity of the person actually responsible is a key element of the prosecution’s case. It would be necessary to show that the accused was indeed the one who used the ICT device for the relevant activity at the time the offence was committed. There is usually considered evidence that will be collected, such as hard drives and event logs.
Our network of specialists are there to help you
We will work closely with forensic specialists throughout this process, as well as ensure that the police investigation is properly managed and executed; as the failure to do so could in itself result in the charges against you being dropped. Your expert defence solicitor will be on your side throughout this process, taking every possible step to minimise the stress caused to you and your family.
Because of the complexity of the law and the technical nature of the evidence involved in cybercrime cases, it is essential to have skilled and experienced legal representation in order to maximise the chances of achieving the most favourable outcome. Whatever the circumstances, we will be able to help you. If you are facing an accusation relating to involvement in any kind of cybercrime activity, please contact us for immediate assistance.
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