Expert Cyber Crime Defense in Philadelphia, PA
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, The Hughes Firm has gained particular expertise handling cyber crime charges in both state and federal court. Cyber crimes, a type of computer crime, involve computer forensics and the downloading of illegal, banned, or pirated materials, images, videos, and other content, as well as the use of computers, smartphones and other digital devices for alleged criminal purposes.
Additional examples of cyber crime can include, but are not limited to:
- Possession or distribution of online child pornography
- Cyberbullying or online harassment
- Pharming and phishing scams
- Computer-based fraud and identity theft
- Online copyright infringement
- Data theft or destruction
- Online theft of trade secrets or proprietary information
- Employee data theft
- Computer hacking
- Online gambling or Internet betting
- Dark web marketplace activities
- Online drug trafficking
Experienced and Tech-Savvy Cyber Crime Lawyer
The cyber crime area of practice is quickly developing and at a pace much faster than the case law pertaining to it. Only a firm with extensive experience and technical know-how like The Hughes Firm can effectively advise and successfully defend a client or entity facing Internet crime charges.
Often, government agents involved in an investigation have minimal training and only a basic understanding of the investigative techniques they employ and the data they collect. As a result, the data and forensic analysis is misrepresented or misunderstood. Such “evidence” is then used against cyber crime defendants incorrectly or falsely unbeknownst to the defendant and their attorney. Careful analysis and inspection of all digital discovery by an experienced cyber crime attorney is essential to successfully defend any such case. Evan Hughes practices in this area throughout the country and stays up-to-date by frequently participating in national conferences and symposiums on the topic.
If you have been accused of a digital crime or feel that digital evidence may be incorrectly used against you, contact Philadelphia Cyber Crime Lawyer Evan Hughes for a free consultation to discuss your options.
Corporate Cyber Crime Investigations & Audits
In addition to successfully defending clients faced with Internet crime charges, The Hughes Firm is available to conduct internal investigations and audits for companies. With our vast knowledge of Internet crimes and the techniques that are employed, we can determine if employees or members of your corporation are engaging in fraud, data theft, or other types of illegal activity.
If you feel an employee is engaged in a cyber crime against your business or if you’d like to take precautionary measures against a potential data attack, contact The Hughes Firm to request a thorough investigation and audit.