Success for our Clients
ZLM Client, 18 years of age, faced the possibility of decades in prison for possession of child Pornography, however, ZLM convinced prosecuting attorney to charge Client as a juvenile, thus avoiding a possible prison sentence. In Juvenile Court, ZLM attorneys identified numerous problems within Affidavit for Search Warrant and filed a Motion to Suppress. As a result of ZLM’s representation, ZLM successfully negotiated plea agreement whereby Client entered an admission to two (2) counts of possessing criminal tools and remaining charges were dismissed. As a result, Client served no time in jail or juvenile detention, was not classified as a sex offender, and was sentenced to a short term of probation. Within one year of the plea, ZLM successfully petitioned the Court to seal Client’s juvenile adjudication, and the case was deemed not to have occurred.
Because computer technology is both relatively new and changing every day, the legal parameters of cybercrimes continue to be in flux. What never changes are the constitutional rights and civil rights guaranteed to you: the right to privacy, the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, and the right to private property. In their investigations of technological and cyber crimes, federal and state law enforcement officials often violate these rights, sometimes going so far as to entrap or harass citizens.
EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY/CYBER CRIMES:
Technology Crimes, or Cyber Crimes, can include, but are not limited to the following:
State of Ohio:
- Unauthorized access of LEADS, in violation of O.A.C. 4501:2-10 http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4501:2-10 ;
- Telecommunications harassment, in violation of R.C. 2917.21 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2917.21 ;
- Telecommunications fraud, in violation of R.C. 2903.05 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.05v1 ;
- Unauthorized use of property – computer, cable, or telecommunication property, in violation of R.C. 2913.04 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.04v1 ;
- Unlawful use of a telecommunications device, in violation of R.C. 2913.06 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.06v1 ;
- Misuse of credit cards, in violation of R.C. 2913.21 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.21v1 ;
- Tampering with records, in violation of R.C. 2913.42 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.42v1 ;
- Illegally transmitting multiple commercial electronic mail messages (spamming) – unauthorized access of computer, in violation of 2913.421 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.421v1 ;
- Fraud and related activity in connection with computers, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1030 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1030 ;
- Fraud and related activity in connection with access devices, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1029 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1029 ;
- Fraud and related activity in connection with electronic mail, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1037 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1037 .
CALL ZUKERMAN ABOUT TECHNOLOGY/CYBER CRIMES:
If you are under investigation for a computer crime or have had charges filed against you, the defense attorneys at Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. will tenaciously protect your rights, and fight to achieve the most favorable outcome possible at every stage of your case. Using private investigators and computer experts, Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. will devise an effective defense strategy to help you avoid a conviction, as well as the adverse consequences that would follow.
The attorneys at Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. also work with judges and prosecutors for alternative sentencing when possible. Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A. may even be able to intervene on your behalf with a pre-filing intervention that could result in reduced criminal charges or, in some cases, charges being dropped altogether.