What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New Jersey?

New Jersey takes cybercrimes very seriously. If you were charged with a cybercrime, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Carl Spector as soon as possible to ensure that you have a dedicated lawyer on your side. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New Jersey?

There are various levels of penalties for cybercrimes because there are different types recognized and punishable 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. Some of the most common penalties in New Jersey include the following:

  • 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 the consequences of a cybercrime charge in the state of New Jersey, do not hesitate to reach out to speak with our experienced criminal defense attorneys to discuss your options. Our firm is committed to protecting you and your future.

What types of cybercrimes are punishable in New Jersey?

There are many types of cybercrimes that New Jersey recognizes as punishable. The most common types include the following:

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  • Using a credit card knowing it was revoked, forged, or expired

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.

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