internet fraud and cyber crime solicitors

Technology is advancing at an astounding pace, and cybercrime is a field of law which is constantly evolving. Due to the technical nature of such offences and the fact many cases have an international element, defending accusations of cybercrime requires specialist knowledge and skill.

As this is such a complex area of law it is crucial to seek legal advice and representation at the earliest stage possible. Sometimes early intervention can even prevent the need for criminal proceedings.

If you or a loved one are facing charges relating to cybercrime and you need a serious crime solicitor who specialises in such cases, contact Draycott Browne today.


The legal team at Draycott Browne is highly skilled and committed to providing you the highest quality of defence possible. We have experts who will do everything possible to assist you, regardless of your personal circumstances.We will listen without judgement to your story and provide an expert evaluation of the evidence against you. Throughout your case, we will be there to support you and provide you with professional advice and guidance, including:

  • Representing you at the police station
  • Ensuring your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
  • Advising you on your plea
  • Applying for any bail and ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
  • Ensuring you are fully prepared for your trial
  • Providing expert representation in court
  • Helping you protect your reputation
  • Advising and assisting you on the appeals process, if necessary

Being accused of a serious crime can be a particularly traumatic and anxious time. Our highly skilled and experienced legal team will be committed to doing all they can to clear your name whilst ensuring you and your family are treated with understanding, empathy and respect at all times.


Cybercrime refers to crimes which are committed online. This is an area of law which is evolving quickly as our use of technology expands. Although offences which fall under this category are very diverse, there are two main groups:

Cyber-dependant crimes – offences which are ‘cyber’ in nature and can only be committed by using Information and Communication Technology devices (e.g. computer, mobile phones, tablets etc.). Examples include:

  • Hacking to gain unlawful access to a computer or network
  • Use of malware (malicious software) to interfere with a computer’s functionality, e.g. spreading viruses, use of ransomware, use of spyware

Cyber-enabled crimes – ‘traditional’ offences which can be committed both offline and online. Examples of these offences include:

  • Fraud, e.g. financial fraud, identity theft and romance fraud
  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Making, distributing or downloading indecent images
  • Cyber bullying
  • Cyber stalking or harassment
  • Sexual grooming
  • Making, distrubuting or downloading indecent images

As cybercrime covers a wide range of situations, you may find charges being brought against you under various pieces of legislation. Some cases may also involve cross-border and possibly even extradition issues, which can make the situation particularly complex. It is therefore vital that you seek expert advice and representation from a criminal defence solicitor who is experienced in this area, ideally before any charges are brought.


It is not always possible to predict an arrest, which is why our legal advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Draycott Browne we have a team of professionals ready to assist you whenever you need us. We will represent you at the police station and thereafter to make sure you and your case are treated fairly and appropriately.


Unexpected legal fees can come as a nasty and expensive surprise. To assist you with the financial cost of defending your name, we can help you apply for legal aid to enable you to focus on what really matters. Our solicitors at Draycott Browne can guide you through the application process so that you have the best chance of receiving the financial assistance you need.


Draycott Browne offers services within Manchester and throughout the north west of England. By entrusting your case to us, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of highly skilled and committed legal specialists who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law.

Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with solicitors experienced at providing world class representation to a number of clients. If you or somebody you know has been arrested and needs expert legal representation, contact Draycott Browne today.

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