What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New York?

What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New York?

All cybercrimes typically have severe penalties. In some cases, they may include felony charges, making them automatically punishable by law. If you were charged with a cybercrime, do not hesitate to contact a skilled New York criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman to discuss your options.

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New York?

There are many types of penalties for cybercrimes, and they rely on the type of the crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. The following felonies and misdemeanors are the consequences of a cybercrime charge in New York:

  • Class B Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of 25 years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class C Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class D Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of seven years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class E Felony: Can result in a maximum prison sentence of four years and/or fines not exceeding $5,000 or double the defendant’s financial gain
  • Class A Misdemeanor: Can result in a one-year prison sentence and/or fines not exceeding $1,000
  • Class B Misdemeanor: Can result in a jail sentence of up to three months and/or fines not exceeding $500

What types of cybercrimes are punishable in New York?

New York has enacted several penalties for various types of cybercrimes. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Internet Sex Crimes: This refers to possessing or promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, and/or disseminating indecent material to a minor.
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer: This crime happens when someone knowingly uses or accesses a computer, computer service, or computer network without authorization. Unauthorized Use of a Computer is a Class A Misdemeanor.
  • Computer Trespass: If a person gains unauthorized use of a computer and knowingly gains access to computer material or does so with the intent to commit, attempt, or further the commission of another felony offense, it is classified as computer trespass. Computer Trespass is condemned as Class E Felony.

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