Penalties for Cybercrimes in New York

Computer network and internet crimes are punishable by law. Punishments for cybercrimes in New York often include felony charges. Continue reading to discover the types of cybercrimes and the possible penalties for cybercrimes in New York. If you are facing cybercrime penalties, reach out to our experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can walk you through the legal process ahead.

Penalities for Cybercrimes

Penalties for cybercrime will be influenced by factors including who the victim is and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. If the defendant has previous convictions as a persistent violent felony offender, this will directly affect the sentencing. Cybercrimes in New York may be punishable for the following penalties:

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

Types of Cybercrimes

  • Internet Sex Crimes: Possessing or promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, disseminating indecent material to a minor
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer: 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: When 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. Computer Trespass is punishable as Class E Felony.

If you are facing a cybercrime conviction, it is important that you gain the assistance of an experienced New York criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Reach out to our firm today to begin this process today.

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