OFFENCES APPLICABLE UNDER COMPUTER CRIMES:
According to section 440A of the law, “An individual who unlawfully gains access to a computer system that has restricted access is considered guilty of a crime.”
COMPUTER CRIME OFFENCES EXPLAINED IN DETAIL:
The key points under computer crime offences include:
If pronounced guilty of this crime, it means the individual has tried to gain access to sensitive material on a computer system that is otherwise unauthorized. The matter becomes more serious if this information has been misused.
In most cases, such restricted-access systems cannot be operated without a password. So when an offender bypasses this password to access important information, he is guilty of breaking the law.
If the offender actually benefited in any way out of this unlawful access to a restricted system or even caused some financial damages to another person going up to $5,000.00, the individual is likely to be punished for a maximum term of imprisonment of up to 10 years.
If the offender gains or stands to gain some benefit including monetary or otherwise, the imprisonment will be for a period of 5 years. Under any other possibility, the punishment becomes a minimum of 2 years.
If such a case happens to be heard in a Magistrates’ Court, the offender may be lucky to get away with an imprisonment of up to 12 months including a substantial fine of around $12,000.
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SERVICES OFFERED BY A COMPUTER CRIMES LAWYER:
If you stand accused of any computer crime, the best thing to do is to seek the help of good criminal lawyers in Perth, who will analyse the alleged computer offence in greater detail before advising you on the best way forward.
Book an appointment in advance and when you have understood all the consequences of this specific crime, we will assist you in reaching the best possible conclusion based on previous case scenarios.
After in-depth consultations, you can be assured you will get the best legal advice on the matter. Backed by a talented team of exceptional advocates, we will support you throughout the court proceedings.
For more information, get in touch with our team of Criminal Defence Lawyers in Perth.
IF YOU ARE NOT GUILTY:
If the court finds you not guilty, the charges against you will be dismissed and you are free to go without paying any fine as well. Moreover, you are liable to be reimbursed for any legal fees incurred during the court proceedings.
IF THE CHARGES ARE DROPPED:
Our highly resourceful team of lawyers will explore all possibilities to have your charges dropped if possible. Get in touch with us at the right time and we assure you nothing is impossible. Schedule an appointment with our team of Criminal Defence Lawyers in Perth and we will help you with the best possible outcome.