Cybercrime in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

As technology progresses, so does crime. Today, cybercrime is incredibly common. While this type of crime is typically nonviolent, it can still cause serious harm. As a result, cybercrime is taken very seriously in New Jersey. Read on to learn more about the consequences of cybercrime in New Jersey.

What is Cybercrime?

Cybercrime typically consists of:

  • Credit card fraud
    • making false statements to obtain a credit card
    • credit card theft
    • receiving a lost or mistakenly delivered credit card and using it
    • selling or buying a credit card from anyone other than the issuer
    • obtaining a credit card to secure a debt
    • counterfeiting a credit card
    • signing a credit card without authorization
    • fraudulent use of a credit card
    • using a credit card knowing it was revoked, forged, or expired
    • receiving anything of value as result of credit card fraud
  • Internet sex crimes
    • Sending indecent material to a minor
    • Promoting a sexual performance by a child
    • Possessing a sexual performance by a child
  • Identity theft
    • Impersonating or falsely assuming the identity of an individual in order to enrich yourself or defraud someone else
    • Pretending to represent a person or organization for your benefit or to defraud someone
    • Obtaining a person’s identifying information so you can assume that identity to attain some benefit or service, avoid payment of a debt or other legal obligation, or avoid prosecution for a crime by using the victim’s identity.

What are the Penalties for Cybercrime in New Jersey?

The penalties you face will depend on the crime you have committed. In New Jersey, you may face the following consequences:

  • Fourth-degree crime – up to 18 months imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines
  • Third-degree crime – 3 to 5 years imprisonment and up to $15,000 in fines
  • Second-degree crime – 5 to 10 years imprisonment and up to $150,000 in fines
  • First-degree crime – 10 to 20 years imprisonment and up to $200,000 in fines

If you are facing charges for cybercrime in New Jersey, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin building your case.

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