Experienced Internet Offences Lawyer in Toronto
Cybercrime Lawyer Toronto
The internet is everywhere. Beyond the traditional personal computer, it is now accessible via our phones and watches. We use it to buy groceries, purchase vehicles and complete financial transactions. “The internet of things” describes the spread of internet connectivity into everyday objects, such as our thermostats and home security systems. It therefore not surprising that as the use of the internet has risen, so to have crimes associated its use.
Cybercrime is the common term used to describe any illegal activity using the internet or computer systems. Common charges include:
- Credit card theft and fraud
- Identity Theft
- Sexual Offences, such as possession of child porngraph or posting intimate images
- Cyberbullying and on-line harassment
- Personal data hacking
Richard has assisted individuals and their families facing criminal charges since 2001. In certain circumstances, particularly if you are charged for the first time, Richard can negotiate with the prosecutor for a complete withdrawal of the charges.
All too often, persons charged with such offences are upstanding citizens, with no previous involvement with the justice system. The allegations are a result of a misunderstanding or a matter of a poor choice.
The consequence can range from a discharge, a criminal record and even jail. For certain individuals, especially persons charged for the first time, the collateral consequences of being found guilty of an offence can be worse than the sentence issued by the judge. For example, a conviction can negatively impact present or future employment and restrict your ability to travel, particularly to the United States.
To say the least, this is a complex area of the law. Your representative should have a firm understanding of the law of evidence and can identify police constitutional violations that can lead to a successful defence.
Winning Strategies & Defences
If the matter goes to trial, Richard has a long history of identifying winning strategies and defences, including:
- Has the Crown established identity?
- What is the evidence of intent?
- Has the Crown complied with the rules that govern the admissibility of evidence?
- If evidence was seized via a search warrant, did the police violate your constitutional rights?
- Retaining defence experts to analyze the evidence and identify gaps the prosecutor’s case that can lead to a dismissal of the charges.
Schedule a Meeting
Richard is always available to meet with you one-on-one to review the evidence, answer your questions and identify strategies for a successful result.
Call today to schedule a no charge initial consultation.
Richard acts for individuals facing internet charges in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oshawa, Barrie, Hamilton, Newmarket and throughout Southern Ontario.