If you have been falsely accused of a cybercrime in Florida, recent stories regarding other convictions may have you feeling more frightened and frustrated than ever. Understanding the circumstances of these cases can show you how they differ from your personal situation.
For instance, a former Harrisburg, Pennsylvania pediatrician, David H. Scanlan III, recently received a 20-year supervised release sentence, as well as a $20,000 restitution fine. Scanlan had been caught with several computers full of pornographic material depicting children, an offense even more disturbing considering his interactions with children as a physician.
Meanwhile, Tulsa resident Mark Stephen Williams entered pleas of guilty to four child pornography charges, for which a judge imposed a combined 15-year sentence. Williams had possessed and shared thousands of illicit files before his detection and arrest.
Although these men have been found guilty and face major repercussions for their crimes, people who are wrongfully accused can achieve different results by knowing how best to wage a defense.
Steps to Take When You Have Been Falsely Accused of Cybercrime
Facing unexpected and erroneous child pornography charges has been a devastating event for you and your loved ones. As soon as you learn you are under investigation or being charged with such an offense, take the following steps to help prove your innocence:
1.Cooperate with authorities. Provide any evidence or information police request, proving you have nothing to hide.
2. Demand due process. Know your rights and expect to receive a fair investigation or trial. “Innocent until proven guilty” applies to cybercrime, too!
3. Contact a Florida cybercrimes attorney. Don’t leave your freedom and reputation up to chance. Reach out to an experienced cybercrimes lawyer immediately to begin waging your defense.
No matter how bleak your situation may seem, Seltzer Mayberg, LLC. can remain by your side and fight to absolve you from guilt. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case. Call us now to begin reclaiming your life.