The Internet is vast and ever-changing, much like its effect on criminal law. If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime involving the Internet, it is essential to act quickly to preserve critical evidence, strengthen your case and secure legal help.
I am Anthony Bussa, a criminal defense attorney representing the interests of criminal defendants in Fergus Falls and throughout Minnesota. I have extensive experience defending clients against serious criminal charges in courts all over the state.
Internet crimes typically fall into one of two categories:
- White collar crimes – Fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, unauthorized charges and other white collar crimes may be carried out online. These offenses may involve an Internet service provider, online shop, website or social network. Depending on the circumstances, these crimes may be charged in state or federal court and frequently carry heavy financial penalties.
- Criminal sexual conduct – Law enforcement agencies dedicate tremendous resources to finding and prosecuting alleged sex offenders online. Examples of Internet sex crimes include possession or distribution of illegal pornography, solicitation or enticement of a minor, prostitution and solicitation of prostitution. Like all sex crimes, these offenses often carry substantial prison sentences, hefty fines and the possibility of lifelong sex offender registration.