The internet has changed our lives in profound ways, and we spend more time online than ever before. As a result, the FBI and other federal agencies have stepped up their efforts to fight internet crime, and federal criminal charges relating to online activities continue to rise.
The FBI and other federal agencies take these cases seriously. They aggressively investigate and prosecute federal internet crimes and often seek the maximum criminal sentence possible. Because technology and the laws that govern it are constantly changing, defending people accused of internet crimes in federal court is a specialized, technical area of practice. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal internet crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer who understands and is up-to-date on the intersection of technology and the law.
New York City federal internet crimes defense lawyer Hope Lefeber invests a significant amount of time studying and staying up-to-date with developments in federal law and the technologies that impact her defense of clients who have been charged with internet crimes in federal court. She is meticulous in her analysis and preparation of her clients’ cases and has earned a reputation as an aggressive defender of her clients’ rights who will do everything possible to hold the government accountable.
New York City federal criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has been defending people accused of crimes in federal court for more than 30 years. She has represented high-profile clients, received numerous accolades, lectured on federal criminal law topics, and been asked to appear on TV as a legal expert.
Ms. Lefeber began her career as an enforcement attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) where she learned first-hand how the government prepares and prosecutes cases. Today, she uses that experience to defend people accused of federal internet crimes.
Hope Lefeber is a fierce defender of her clients’ rights and is passionately committed to keeping the government out of people’s lives. She vigorously opposes overcharging and over-reaching by federal prosecutors and vehemently defends her clients with passion, skill, and dedication. She is highly respected by her colleagues in the federal bar, federal prosecutors, federal judges, and her clients for her hands-on approach, her meticulous preparation, and her attention to every detail of her clients’ cases.
The FBI and other federal agencies are investing significant time, resources, and effort to investigate and prosecute internet crimes. Common federal criminal charges arising from online activities include Identity Theft, Illegal Use of Peer to Peer Networks, and the Creation and Use of Viruses and Malware. If you are under investigation or have been charged with an internet crime in federal court, you need an experienced, tenacious criminal defense lawyer on your side.
While the FBI continues to investigate and prosecute traditional forms of identity theft, they have also increased their surveillance and prosecution of people who use the internet to obtain or use false identities. This includes the use of stolen credit card information and stolen identities and the fraudulent use of debit and gift cards.
The government is investigating and prosecuting people for their illegal use of peer-to-peer networks and file-sharing activities. Federal criminal charges arising from these activities may include copyright violations, child pornography and obscenity charges, and allegations of computer hacking.
Computer viruses, malware, and ransomware can result in significant lost productivity and revenue for individuals and businesses. They can also be used to steal identities and money. As a result, federal agents aggressively investigate and prosecute the illegal use of these technologies.
If you have been charged with online criminal activity in federal court the penalties could be severe. You need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney who understands technology and the law, and who will fiercely protect and defend your constitutional rights.
Hope Lefeber has been representing people accused of crimes in federal court for more than 30 years. She is a staunch defender of her clients’ constitutional rights who meticulously analyzes every piece of information the government intends to introduce as evidence. She is tireless in her pursuit of justice and takes a hands-on approach to every case she handles. Ms. Lefeber will aggressively challenge the government’s allegations in her efforts to negotiate a favorable plea agreement, dismissal of the charges, or a Not Guilty verdict.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with federal internet crimes, Hope Lefeber should be your first call. Contact Ms. Lefeber today to schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 610-668-7927 or completing the online form.