What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New Jersey?

Cybercrimes are taken very seriously in New Jersey. If you were charged with a cybercrime, it is critical that you have a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney by your side. Our firm is dedicated to defending you and your rights.

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New Jersey?

There are several different types of cybercrimes recognized by New Jersey state law. The consequences of cybercrimes heavily depend on the type of crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. The following are the most common penalties in New Jersey:

  • 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 were charged with a cybercrime in New Jersey, it is in your best interest to reach out to one of our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your options. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are protected.

What types of cybercrimes are punishable in New Jersey?

The most common examples of cybercrimes in New Jersey include:

  1. Credit card fraud
    • Receiving a lost or mistakenly delivered credit card and using it
    • Selling or buying a credit card from anyone other than the issuer
    • Making false statements to obtain a credit card
    • Credit card theft
    • Obtaining a credit card to secure a debt
    • Counterfeiting a credit card
    • Signing a credit card without authorization
    • Fraudulent use of a credit card
    • Receiving anything of value as a result of credit card fraud
    • Using a credit card knowing it was revoked, forged, or expired
  2. Internet sex crimes
    • Sending indecent material to a minor
    • Promoting a sexual performance by a child
    • Possessing a sexual performance by a child
  3. 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.

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Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves on our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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