Dallas Breach of Computer Security Attorney

You can be charged with breach of computer security, if it’s alleged that knowingly accessed someone else’s computer without their consent.  Additionally, you can be charged with breach of computer security if you similarly accessed a computer network or any other computer system without the owner’s consent.  Simply accessing a computer, computer network, or computer system in this fashion is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail, and a fine of up to $2000.  However, if you’ve previously been convicted of breach of computer security, two or more times, or the computer is owned by the government or a “critical infrastructure facility,” you can be charged with a state jail felony, which carries a penalty range of 180 days to 2 years in the state jail, and a fine of up to $10,000.

If, in addition to accessing a computer unlawfully, you do so with the intent to harm, defraud, or delete information, you can be subjected to even greater penalties under the breach of computer security statute, depending upon the alleged value of the harm caused.   For example, if the harm caused is alleged to be greater than $200,000, you can be charged with a 1st degree felony, punishable by 5 to 99 years in state prison, and a fine of up to $10,000.

Facing charges or arrested for breach of computer security?  You should call the criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  (214) 494-8990.  Our attorneys each have over 15 years of experience in the practice of criminal defense law.  Free consultation.  Call today, or contact one of our lawyers directly by using the “Get Legal Help Now!” form located in the left margin of this web page.  Se habla español.