Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors take internet crime cases very seriously, particularly those involving child pornography or online solicitation of a minor. In fact, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and local law enforcement agencies have crime labs specifically devoted to building computer crime cases. If you have been charged with an internet or computer crime, it is critical that you choose a lawyer who can even the odds in these challenging cases.
At the law firm of David W. Farrell, Attorney at Law, we are focused on criminal defense. We know that a conviction for a computer-related sex crime can effectively destroy life, not just because of the prison time and fines, but also because of required sex offender registration.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you are accused of a computer crime. We will begin building your defense, making certain that no opportunity passes by that could lead to a positive outcome for you. We represent clients in Columbia, Lexington and throughout South Carolina.
Attorney Farrell, who handles every case personally, has more than 30 years of experience that is put to work in every case. We know that false accusations are frequently the cause of these charges. Whether those accusations come from vindictive spouses or other parties, we know how to deal with them. Computer fraud cases could be the result of a disgruntled former employer or employee.
Importantly, we know how to investigate these cases and gather evidence for your defense. We do this by working with talented experts in these technology-oriented cases and demanding police records.
We handle the defense of computer-related crimes like internet solicitation, child pornography and white-collar crimes in Columbia and throughout South Carolina.
Consequences for possession of child pornography are extremely harsh, even for a first offense. Most child pornography cases are charged as sexual exploitation of a minor. There are three degrees: third-degree which is a possession, second degree which is distribution, and first degree which is manufacturing. Most child pornography charges include at least one count of distribution (second degree) since the images are often housed on file-sharing sites. South Carolina has mandatory prison time for first- and second-degree charges.
Call 803-256-7011 for a free initial consultation about your computer crime case. Lawyer David W. Farrell will evaluate your case, answer your questions and advise you of your legal options. Put our experience to work for you.