Computer Crime and Cyber Fraud Defence Lawyers
Our Internet Fraud and Cyber Crime Solicitors offer expert legal advice for any individuals accused of committing fraud or another crime online.
Technology is advancing at an astounding pace, making cyber crime an area of law which is also evolved rapidly. Because of this, specialist knowledge and skill are required to effectively defend accusations of cybercrime.
If you or someone you know is facing internet fraud or cybercrime accusations, contact our specialist team on +44 (0)161 452 7674 for immediate assistance. Alternatively, fill out our contact form to arrange for one of our solicitors to get in touch as soon as possible.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
A lack of understanding around technology makes being accused of a cyber crime particularly worrying. The whole case is immediately made more complex with the introduction of technology, and this only serves to add to what is already a stressful time for anyone.
Our serious crime solicitors have worked on a wide variety of cybercrime cases. We know exactly what is required to help you and give everyone involved a complete understanding of the pertinent facts in the case. Our team is available 24/7 to provide you with specialist guidance and support 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.
We understand how stressful the process of being accused of a serious crime can be. Our skilled, experienced legal team will work tirelessly to ensure you and your family are treated with empathy and respect at all times
WHAT IS CYBERCRIME?
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.
24 HOUR AVAILABILITY
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.