Internet crime, often referred to as cybercrime, is a relatively new area of the law. Investigations into these types of offences are commonly technically challenging and complex requiring investigators, prosecutors and solicitors to analyse vast quantities of data. Some cases will have an international component as internet crimes can often involve the sharing of information across multiple jurisdictions, with investigations carried out by Scottish and UK authorities representing one part of a more extensive investigation involving law enforcement bodies overseas. The complex nature of internet crime means that having the support of specialist solicitors with experience defending such cases is essential.
Experienced Internet Crime Solicitors in Paisley & Greenock
The internet crime lawyers at Robert Kerr Partnership have the required skills, knowledge and determination to conduct a strategic and robust defence on your behalf if you have been accused of committing this type of offence. We have many years of experience defending a wide range of internet crime cases – whatever your circumstance, we can provide clear, proactive advice from the earliest stage of an investigation.
The consequences of a conviction for internet crime can be severe – our solicitors can provide sophisticated and astute legal support at police interviews and dealings with investigating authorities. Our well-earned reputation for excellence in advocacy and litigation means that we are ideally placed to provide representation should your case proceed to court.
What is Internet Crime?
Internet crime is the fastest growing form of criminal activity. Any offence that is carried out using computers and/or the internet can potentially be considered internet or cybercrime. Generally, internet crime is seen to fall into two categories.
- The first category involves offences where the computer is the object of the activity, such as hacking, spamming or phishing.
- The second category involves offences where the computer is used as a tool for carrying out criminal activity, such as internet fraud, piracy or hate crimes.
Our solicitors can provide representation regarding a comprehensive range of internet crimes including:
- Internet fraud
- Identity theft and phishing
- Computer hacking
- Credit card theft
- Offences under the Data Protection Act 1998
- Cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying
- Social media offences including libel and ‘hate speech’
- Offences concerning online pornography and indecent images
- Terrorism-related online offences
- Illegal downloading, copyright theft and piracy
- Spreading malicious content including viruses and other programs
Many internet crimes will be investigated by the National Crime Agency’s Cyber Crime Unit, with offences regularly prosecuted under the Misuse of Computers Act 1990 or under relevant legislation which covers offences such as the viewing of indecent images or fraud. If you find yourself accused of any cyber offence, it is vital that you instruct a solicitor with experience and skills in processing large quantities of complex digital evidence and presenting this in court.
Contact our Internet & Cybercrime Lawyers in Paisley and Greenock
Our team of internet crime lawyers have decades of experience in successfully defending our clients in these cases. We regularly take instruction from clients in Glasgow, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Kilmacolm, Gourock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, Barrhead, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire and every police station and court in Scotland.
We provide immediate, free initial legal advice 24 hours a day. Call our criminal defence teams in Paisley on 01418896458 or Greenock on 01475888286 or fill out our online form and we will call you back shortly.