The Internet has exploded as a popular way of communication, commerce and entertainment, and with this rapid growth has come an equally rapid increase in the number of people facing Internet crime charges. Because law enforcement agencies are closely targeting this type of crime, it is important to hire an attorney who knows the issues involved.
We can provide the experienced representation that you need if you are arrested and charged with an Internet crime in the Salt Lake City area or elsewhere in Utah. Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine has listed Mr. Simms as one of the top criminal law attorneys in Utah.
Internet and computer crimes can include:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Sex Solicitation/Prostitution through Craigslist or Backpage.com
- Enticing a Minor Over the Internet
- Internet Fraud or Computer Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Internet Gambling
- Online Pharmacy Violations
- Piracy of Software, Music or Other Materials
Social Networking Sites and Internet Crimes
Social networking sites make it easy for people to talk and connect to each other. Unfortunately, these social networking sites can also be a playground for illegal behavior, such as sexual solicitation and the solicitation of a minor. Sometimes, these charges are legitimate and deserve investigation. Other times, however, innocent acts can be misconstrued, exaggerated or embellished to look like something illegal.
Utah Criminal defense lawyer Clayton Simms has spent his career defending the rights of people charged with crimes, both online and offline, in the Salt Lake City area. He has handled more than 100 jury trials. We will analyze the evidence in your case and determine the best method of defense. Whatever the ultimate outcome of your case — dismissal of charges, a full-fledged trial, or a plea bargain negotiated in your best interest — our firm is on your side. Contact us today at 801.359.0404.