Cybercrimes in New Jersey | What You Should Know

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There are several ways that cybercrime charges can be merited in the state of New Jersey. If you were charged with one, reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers today to learn more about cybercrimes and your options.

What are cybercrimes in New Jersey?

There are several types of cybercrimes that the state of New Jersey recognizes as punishable by law. The consequences of cybercrimes rely on the kind of crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has previous criminal charges. Some of the most common types of penalties in New Jersey include:

  • Fourth-degree crime: up to 18 months imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines
  • Third-degree crime: 3 to 5 years imprisonment and up to $15,000 in fines
  • Second-degree crime: 5 to 10 years imprisonment and up to $150,000 in fines
  • First-degree crime: 10 to 20 years imprisonment and up to $200,000 in fines

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you are facing the consequences of a cybercrime charge in the state of New Jersey. Our legal team will be able to discuss the details of your case and determine the best course of action for you and your future. Give us a call today to get started.

What kinds of cybercrimes are punishable in New Jersey?

There are a number of different cybercrimes that are punishable in the state of New Jersey. The most common kinds that our firm has seen include the following:

Credit card fraud:

  • Making dishonest statements to obtain a credit card
  • Credit card theft
  • Obtaining a lost or mistakenly delivered credit card and using it
  • Selling or buying a credit card from anyone other than the issuer
  • Obtaining a credit card to secure a debt
  • Counterfeiting a credit card
  • Signing a credit card without authorization
  • Fraudulent use of a credit card
  • Accepting anything of value as a result of credit card fraud
  • Using a credit card knowing it was revoked, forged, or expired

Identity theft:

  • Feigning to represent a person or organization for your benefit or to defraud someone
  • Acquiring a person’s identifying information so you can assume that identity to attain some benefit or service, avoid payment of a debt or other legal obligation, or avoid prosecution for a crime by using the victim’s identity.
  • Impersonating or falsely assuming the identity of an individual in order to enrich yourself or defraud someone else

Internet sex crimes:

  • Sending indecent material to a minor
  • Fostering a sexual performance by a child
  • Owning a sexual performance by a child

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The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.

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