There are a number of crimes involving the use of a computer and not all can be discussed here. The penalty ranges for these offense run from class one misdemeanors up to class four felonies. Usually but not always these offenses are charged in conjunction with other separate charges for an underlying offense such as soliciting a minor for a sex act through the use of a computer.
These cases present a unique set of challenges. It is often difficult to determine who is the actual user of the computer. There are sometimes questions of how the computer was obtained by the police and examined, and many other variables that are too numerous to explain. Often your attorney will need the assistance of a computer expert to perform an independent analysis of the computer and assist with technical issues that may arise. Your attorney generally has resources’ and experts available to unravel these issues.
Your attorney can assist you in determining the best course of action for your particular circumstances.