Internet Crimes

What is an Internet Crime?

An Internet crime is a criminal act that is committed while using the Internet or while on the Internet.

Frequently Committed Internet Crimes:

Internet crime charges usually involve matters such as fraudulent sales schemes, child sexual solicitation and child pornography. New technology and computer forensics have made it much easier for law enforcement to identify and ensnare potential defendants in child sex and pornography. Mr. Rubenstein has years of experience prosecuting and defending these types of cases.

Cyber, internet, and computer crimes are being prosecuted in a manner never seen before. Cyber crimes are an emerging, complex area of the law. Technology is changing the way people live on a day-to-day basis, and the courts are no different. As technology changes, so does the law. Computer forensics are being used like never before to discover evidence that may or may not imply what it depicts. Oftentimes, it is not about what the data shows, but how the data found its way to a certain location within a computer and what caused it to be there. What other attorneys often overlook in cyber crimes cases are the details, like viruses, spyware and downloading software — all the different circumstances that may explain the evidence.

As an Assistant Prosecutor with Hamilton County, Mr. Rubenstein received special training to deal specifically with the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes. Mr. Rubenstein underwent extensive instruction at the Department of Justice, National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. There, he received certification for his completion of course work in the area of sexual exploitation of children via the Internet.

Mr. Rubenstein now uses his experience, training, and extensive understanding of computer crimes, to skillfully represent defendants charged with cyber crimes. Mr. Rubenstein mounts a vigorous defense for clients charged with Internet crimes. He has the expertise and the know how to build a strong defense. He also has access to respected computer and technology experts and specialists who understand the complexities behind these prosecutions. Mr. Rubenstein is dedicated to using his specialists to protect his clients rights during pretrial negotiations, or trial.

Prompt preparation is the key to building a successful defense. In Internet cases, the facts are often very much in dispute. Computer users can have images or messages in their memories that the defendant did not download or have anything to do with. In some cases, they are unaware that the offensive material is stored on their machines. It is important to professionally investigate the source of the images or messages that have resulted in the criminal charges. Mr. Rubenstein’s computer experts will examine the source of the materials so that we can develop a well organized and easily understood defense, one any juror can understand and appreciate.
Hiring an Experienced Internet Crimes Attorney:

Mr. Rubenstein has been helping clients throughout Southern Ohio contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for years. As a skilled Internet crimes attorney, he is fully prepared to undertake his clients cases. When he works with his clients, he does everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources, and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve.

If you have been charged with a serious criminal Internet offense, do not hesitate to call The Law Offices of Scott A. Rubenstein at (513) 241-7460. He can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.