What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New Jersey?

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New Jersey takes cybercrimes very seriously. If you were charged with a cybercrime, you will need to have a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney at your side to advocate on your behalf. Do not wait to contact the Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today. We are ready to fight for you and your rights.

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New Jersey?

There are varying levels of penalties for cybercrimes in New Jersey that are punishable by law. The consequences of cybercrimes depend on the type of crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. Some of the most typical kinds of penalties in New Jersey include the following:

  • 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

If you are facing the consequences of a cybercrime charge in the state of New Jersey, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm to speak with our experienced criminal defense attorneys. Our firm is committed to protecting you and your future.

What types of cybercrimes are punishable in New Jersey?

There are several types of cybercrimes that are punishable in the state of New Jersey. The most common types include the following:

Identity theft:

  • Pretending to represent a person or organization for your benefit or to defraud someone
  • Obtaining 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

Credit card fraud:

  • Making false statements to obtain a credit card
  • Credit card theft
  • Receiving 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
  • Receiving anything of value as a result of credit card fraud
  • Using a credit card knowing it was revoked, forged, or expired

Internet sex crimes:

  • Sending indecent material to a minor
  • Promoting a sexual performance by a child
  • Possessing a sexual performance by a child

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