There are several different offenses included in the Computer Crime statute in Colorado. Unlawful access to a computer system, theft using a computer, and use of a computer to cause damage are all found within its definition. Charges can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the crime and the amount of damage involved. Consulting a skilled computer crime attorney is a critical step if you or someone you know is facing this criminal charge.
Computer Crime Charges | Jefferson County Courts Lawyer
Whenever you use a computer, cell phone or tablet to commit a crime - even part of a crime - you face being charged with Jefferson County's Computer Crime, located at C.R.S. 18-5.5-102. With many crimes, Computer Crime is an add-on charge to the real conduct. Consider Theft, for example. It is an independent crime involving permanently taking something of value from another person. Use a computer to set up an appointment for the theft, and you've just committed Computer Crime.
Attorney for Jefferson County Colorado Computer Crime Charges, C.R.S. 18-5.5-102
Since banking, financial record keeping, and software are all now completed on the internet, hacking and unauthorized internet access have become common place. In addition, computers are all around us. Even cell phones have been ruled as meeting the definition of a computer. With the prevalence of computers and items which meet the computer definition, a new Colorado law is designed to punish those who access computers without permission. Computer Crime - C.R.S. 18-5.5-102, is that new law.