As a criminal defense lawyer with over a decade in private practice, I have devoted a substantial portion of my career to the representation of individuals charged with committing crimes on a computer or over the Internet. Computer Sex Crimes and charges pertaining to illegal pornography on the Internet or on a peer-to-peer network carry severe penalties if charged and convicted. In addition to the possibility of incarceration, there are many collateral consequences as well, including sex offender registration requirements. Most of the Internet based criminal cases over the years have commenced with the execution of a search warrant. Generally, a joint task force of both local and federal law enforcement officers conduct a search at a residence or business as part of their investigation. The search warrant execution leaves suspects and their family members confused, scared and unsure what to do next.
In many instances, no arrest is made during the search warrant execution. Rather, the data storage devices and computers within the house are generally seized for purposes of a forensic examination by a computer expert. Assuming no one is taken into custody, the suspects generally take one of two approaches. First, many take the step of contacting an attorney. This is a wise decision. For those who have no experience with in the criminal justice system, they most certainly will have questions regarding the process going forward. Further, they may wonder what if anything can or should be done following the search warrant execution. Alternatively, there are many who do not contact counsel. Rather, they take a wait and see approach.
If you were somebody you know has had a search warrant executed at their business or residence, please contact Attorney Ron Frey of the Frey Law Firm for a free initial consultation at (844) 766-3739. There are many steps they can and should be taken immediately following the execution of a search warrant. It is vital to have an attorney with experience in this area to guide the suspect through the forthcoming process. Further, there is much preparation that can be accomplished during this time. Finally, counsel can communicate with the investigators and prosecuting agency on behalf of the suspect.
As an attorney who is handled Computer crime cases in jurisdictions around the country, I am prepared to discuss the details of your specific circumstances with you in order to prepare an approach tailored to the circumstances of your case. Please call The Frey Law Firm at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation.