Last week on this blog we discussed computer crimes in New Jersey. These offenses are treated very seriously by the authorities and prosecutors. Aggressively pursuing these charges, prosecutors often seek to impose the harshest penalties available under the law. Therefore, a conviction could cause significant long-lasting damage to your life.
First of all, a conviction could land you in prison for years. Incarceration strips you away from your family, takes away your freedom and may leave you in a setting that is uncomfortable and dangerous. Second, a conviction may force you to pay a hefty fine. These fines can be thousands of dollars, which may affect your family’s financial standing. Third, even after serving your time in prison, a conviction will likely remain on your record for the rest of your life. This means that your reputation may be damaged, your employment prospects may be limited and your opportunities for housing and education may be minimalized.
As you can see, there is a lot to lose when facing criminal allegations. Therefore, if you have been accused of a computer crime then you may want to consider seeking help to fight the criminal charge. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to fight for your freedom, finances and future, utilizing the available facts, witnesses, evidence and applicable law. Though no outcome can be guaranteed, a competent attorney will put your interests first and seek the outcome that is appropriate under the circumstances.
The legal team at James M. Porfido Attorney at Law takes pride in its ability to represent its clients’ needs. Every day, we strive to protect our clients from overzealous prosecutors. This may mean negotiating for reduced charges and penalties, or taking the matter to court and fighting for an acquittal. Either way, we stand up for our clients so that they can, hopefully, return to their normal lives with little or no damage done.