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TAMPA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

Computer, Internet and Cyber Crimes Criminal Defense Attorney in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

The experienced computer and cyber crimes Tampa criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez aggressively represent clients who have been arrested for Internet and Cyber crime in the Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee, Sarasota Count, Pasco County, Hernando County, and throughout the State of Florida.

Defending an internet, computer or cyber crime charge can be complex. Often, law enforcement officers obtain evidence illegally (computers, tablets, cellphones, statements, recordings, etc.).

The lawyers at Fernandez & Hernandez can file motions to suppress evidence illegally obtained. The case can often be won based on a motion to suppress evidence after an improper search without a warrant.

Why work with us and why we are the best choice?

Award-Winning Firm

We are known to “go to the mats” for our clients. That carries extraordinary weight and respect with prosecutors and other lawyers.

Experience Counts

Both Daniel J. Fernandez and Martin J. Hernandez have more than 500 trials between them.

5 Star Rating

We are consistently rated among the top criminal defense lawyers by our peers, major independent legal authorities, and others in the community.

Direct Attorney Access

We will provide you with a free consultation where you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. Call us at 813-229-5353.

We Fight for You

Our practice consists solely of trial attorneys and we dedicate ourselves to securing the best result for each and every client who enlists our services.

When Can You File a Motion to Dismiss for Computer or Cyber Crimes?

The lawyers at Fernandez & Hernandez can file motions to dismiss the charges when the prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to convict. There are other defenses in internet and cyber crime cases including entrapment and actual innocence. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you determine the best defense.

If you have been arrested for an internet or cyber crime crime it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer. The criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez work diligently to uncover errors made by law enforcement officers. Our attorneys are experienced in filing motions to suppress and motions to dismiss.

Cyber crime criminal defense attorney in Tampa Florida

National Security and Privacy Issues

Internet or cybercrime may threaten a person or national security. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, unwarranted mass-surveillance, sextortion, child pornography, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise. Internationally, cybercrimes may include espionage, financial theft, and other cross-border crimes.

Some crimes that use computer networks or devices to advance other ends include:

  • Fraud and identity theft
  • Phishing scams
  • Spam
  • Online harassment and revenge porn

Harassment Verses Cyber Bullying

Harassment is typically distinct from cyber bullying in that the former usually relates to a person’s use of a computer to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, while the latter need not involve anything of a sexual nature.

Although freedom of speech is protected by the First Amendment, it does not include all types of speech. Spoken or written ‘true threat’ speech/text is criminalized because of ‘intent to harm or intimidate’. The US Supreme Court definition of ‘true threat’ is ‘statements where the speaker means to communicate a serious expression of an intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or group’.

What Laws Can Internet Crimes Violate?

An internet or cyber crime conviction may make it difficult to obtain gainful employment and certain professional licenses. Internet and cyber crimes often involve state and federal violations. The criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez have the state and federal experience necessary to deal with and resolve the allegations. Additionally, if you are being investigated for a computer, internet or cyber crime you may want an attorney with state and federal experience with you during questioning.

What Are My Options With a Cyber Crime or Internet Crime Charge?

If you have been arrested for an internet or cyber crime offense, the criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez may be able to help you find a solution that doesn’t involve heavy fines or jail time and avoids a conviction. Some options are:

  • Pretrial diversion – available to first-time, non-violent offenders; the charges are dropped when pretrial diversion is completed;
  • Pretrial intervention – available in certain instances to people who don’t qualify for pretrial diversion, because of priors;
  • Motion to suppress – if evidence was obtained in an illegal manner the evidence may be suppressed and the case may be dismissed;
  • Motion to dismiss – if the prosecution cannot prove guilt based on the facts and the law the case may be dismissed;
  • Plea – Minimal probation or other plea deals may suit certain clients who wish to resolve the case without the risk of a trial that could include jail time; and
  • Trial – Many clients are not guilty of the charges that are brought against them and may prevail at trial.

What Type of Actions Are Considered Internet or Cyber Crimes?

Internet and cyber crime cases are complex and require an attorney with trial experience who is familiar with pre-trial motion practices. The criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez represent individuals charged with a wide variety of charges, including:

  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Embezzling
  • Securities fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Internet fraud
  • Phishing
  • Identity theft

Who Do I Call?

If you have been arrested for an internet or cyber crime in the Tampa Bay area contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case. The criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez represent individuals charged with internet and cyber crime offences.

The internet and cyber crime criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can help you understand all of your options. We can help you decide whether to file a motion to suppress evidence or a motion to dismiss based on a lack of evidence or illegal activity of the part of law enforcement. We can help you challenge the credibility of a confidential informant or the police.

The Fernandez & Hernandez law office is designed to swiftly resolve any difficulties that you may face. Our attorneys continue to strive upon improving and bettering the situations of our clients. Contact partner Daniel J. Fernandez or Martin Hernandez today so we can fight for you and protect your rights.Call (813) 229-5353.

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Address:
3002 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609

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Phone number:
(813) 229-5353

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18:13 21 Oct 19
Im so pleased with Daniel Fernandez. He was able to get my husbands case to go better than what we thought it was. Thank you so muchread more
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13:39 25 Sep 19
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Genesis Padilla
04:22 12 Sep 19
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Alex Gomez
15:13 14 Aug 19
I'm very satisfied with the services provided from Mr. Daniel J Fernandez. I was in a bad situation and contacted his firm. They were very professional and informative. They're very knowledgeable in the law and great at what they do. I would recommend them to everyone I know without hesitation. Mr. Fernandez and his firm are the real deal. Once again thank you.read more
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D Serano
01:21 18 Jul 19
Daniel Fernandez is an amazing lawyer! I have used a few times for a family member and I highly recommend! He knows his stuff, hes aggressive, a fighter, not afraid to try any case that comes his way!! He is honest and let’s you know what to expect from the moment you hire and until the case in closed!read more
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