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Cyber and Internet crime

Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors – Cyber and Internet Crime

 

Cyber and Internet crime is a fast-growing area of the law – and may be prosecuted under various pieces of legislation, including:

  • Communications Act
  • Fraud Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Malicious Communications Act
  • Official Secrets Act
  • Protection from Harassment Act
  • Public Order Act.

In cases where a youth offender is involved – such as a school pupil – the Education and Inspections Act may also be used to prevent further cyber or Internet crime in schools or among school pupils, including confiscating mobile phones or other devices used for cyber bullying.

 

Cyber and Internet crime can involve a wide range of circumstances – and it is vital to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors as soon as possible if facing allegations or charges involving:

  • Breaches of the Official Secrets Act
  • Cyber bullying (eg gaming abuse, abusive texts, emails, social media forums)
  • Hacking
  • IT crime (eg banking fraud, insurance fraud)
  • Internet fraud (eg business fraud, ticketing fraud, online conveyancing fraud)
  • Making, distributing or downloading indecent images
  • Online grooming
  • Revenge porn
  • Romance fraud
  • Sending viruses online
  • Social media fraud and abuse
  • Terrorism offences
  • White collar crime.

Because of the nature of cyber and Internet fraud, some cases may involve cross-border issues and even extradition.

 

Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can advise on all types of cyber crime and online offences – and have successful departments covering Human Rights and Civil Liberties, as well as Fraud and Business Fraud, Property, Immigration and Child care law, all of which may be relevant to cyber and online crime.

 

Duncan Lewis crime lawyers also have considerable expertise in defending cases involving young offenders facing charges relating to cyber or Internet crime.

 

Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence

 

The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.

 

Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in criminal cases involving cyber and Internet crime.

 

Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as murder and rape.

 

Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors – When to contact us

 

Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charges – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police inquiry, or if it is likely a client may be arrested to face a criminal charge involving cyber crime or Internet crime.

 

Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing for charges involving cyber crime, online crime, cyber terrorism, breaches of the Official Secrets Act or extradition.

 

All Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.

 

Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors – How to contact us

 

There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.

 

A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to offer expert legal advice on all criminal charges and for police interview under caution.

 

We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing charges relating to cyber and Internet crime – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice.

 

For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.

 

Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – Cyber and Internet Crime

 

Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services – Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.

 

Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.

 

In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.

 

In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.

 

Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors to discuss charges involving cyber crime, Internet crime or online crime on 020 7923 4020.


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