Fort Lauderdale Internet & Computer Crimes Attorneys

Experienced Internet Crimes Defense Law Offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Every person charged with a computer / cyber-crime in deserves a strong and aggressive defense. Michael Becker will not only your rights but also secure your freedom. He is your best option to win. For a free lawyer consultation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida please call (305) 538-0520 so we can discuss your case.

Nowadays, most of us have incorporated the computer as a tool into our normal & daily routine. Despite its common use, the lines between what is legal and what is illegal online can get a little confusing.

There is a very thin difference between Cyber-crimes and computer crimes. The first one remains strictly online. However, computer crimes are crimes that affect another computer without the involvement of a network. The type of computer users which do these crimes are known worldwide as “hackers”. For example, the access of your neighbor’s computer to infect it without their consent would be a computer crime whereas sending viruses to another computer would be considered as a cyber crime.

Both crimes are contemplated as “computer-related crimes” in the Florida Statute

They are both punishable under Federal and State Law. Internet & Computer crimes are considered felony charges. The FBI investigates cybercrime federally and prosecutors fight for stiff punishments.

If you are under investigation or charged with a computer related crime you need the experience of an attorney like Michael D. Becker. He will defend your rights and make sure you will get the best results possible in your case.


1. Offenses Against Computer Users:

  • Intellectual property or “creations of the mind,” includes trade secrets, data, software, computer programs, and more.
  • They are generally planned against organizations or companies and the crime involves the action of damaging, stealing, destroying, or illegally distributing their property.

Penalties from this type of crime:

  • 3rd degree felony
  • 2nd degree felony if offense is committed for the purpose of executing any scheme or artifice to defraud.

 2. Offenses Against Intellectual Property:

Nowadays, the most frequent cybercrime against computer users and systems is Ransomware. It means the hijacking of a software or a system which doesn’t allow a user access until they pay the hacker. The victims could be both corporations and individuals.

Phishing is another regular cybercrime that can result in computer users unwittingly divulging their personal information. Phishing messages and sites are made to copy real messages and destinations so as to verify passwords and other recognizing data that can be utilized in an different ways. It could include applying for credit cards and other acts of identity theft and fraud

Penalties from this type of crime:

  • 3rd degree felony
  • 2nd degree felony
  • 1st degree felony

Considered a serious offense when:

-Damage done from a computer is at least $5,000

-The purpose of the offense is to execute any scheme or artifice to defraud

-Interrupts a public communication or a governmental operation

-Intentionally interrupts the transmittal of data to or from a computer network belonging to any mode of public or private transit.

-Endangers human life

-Disrupts a computer system or electronic device that affects medical equipment used in the administration of medical care.



  • Federal & State Crimes

  • White Collar Crimes

  • Medicare Fraud

  • Internet & Computer Crimes

  • Bank Fraud

  • Drug trafficking & possession

  • Sex Crimes

  • Gun Crimes

  • Theft Crimes

  • DUI Defense

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