Internet-Based Crimes Or Cybercrimes

This area of criminal charges generally is tied to the use of the internet, online social media and the use of texting. These formats are relatively new and will likely continue to evolve, and many of the offenses stem from behavior that is illegal even if the accused does realize this. Whether it is a medium for businesses to act unscrupulously or an individual who is bullying someone else, the digital realm is obviously different because the victims and the accused may not have actual physical contact. Disputes may even grow out of misunderstandings that began online.

The Law Office of Miya Griggs often works with individuals and companies who are facing these types of charges. Whether you are a Georgia business being investigated or an individual here in Decatur who is facing charges, Ms. Griggs is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who defends our clients' rights and ensures that due process is followed. These charges are often regarded as felonies and can include serious penalties. Nevertheless, we work with our clients to achieve or surpass the legal goals of your unique case.

Typical Online Or Cybercrimes

Examples of these types of charges we often see include the following:

  • Cyberbullying: This may include minors who do not grasp the ramifications of their actions.
  • Sexting: This involves receiving unwelcome explicit photos via a smartphone or other device.
  • Computer crimes: This can include hacking into one's computer or network, introducing viruses or encryption while committing additional crimes.
  • Identity theft: This involves illegally obtaining personal or financial information using a computer.

How We Can Help

We understand that each case is unique. Internet crimes are taken very seriously by the state and federal courts and are often categorized as felonies. If you or a loved one faces one of the above charges or other computer-based charges, it is crucial to speak with an attorney knowledgeable in this fast growing and quickly changing area of law. Miya Griggs works on state and federal criminal defense cases regularly, and understand what is at stake for you, a company or a loved one.

Contact Our Firm If You Face Computer-Based Crimes

Serving clients throughout Atlanta, we can be reached online through our Contact page or by calling our office in Decatur at 844-474-4475.