cyber crime offences solicitors

The most common crimes alleged do not have to be committed over the internet, but when they are, the evidence is more complex and the case usually more difficult to prove for the prosecution.

Ordinarily it is not sufficient for the prosecution to prove that a message or file was present or sent from a particular computer. Other evidence will be needed to confirm who sent the message or saved the particular file. This is commonly referred to as "evidence of fingers on keys". As well as advising on the strengths and weaknesses in the evidence, we will actively investigate ourselves to locate material which rebuts or undermines the prosecution case, or may point to a different individual actually being responsible.

With the number of offences able to be committed over the internet, the massive rise in devices able to access the internet and the growth of social media and sites such as facebook, twitter and instagram, it is not surprising that cyber crime offences are on the increase.

Burton Copeland have vast experience in dealing with all internet crime such as:

  • Revenge Porn
  • Harassment
  • Threats to kill
  • Causing fear, harassment, alarm or distress
  • Incitement to commit a criminal offence
  • Inciting racial or religious hatred
  • Witness intimidation
  • Breach of court orders
  • Malicious communications
  • Possession or distribution of indecent images or extreme pornography
  • Grooming

We can assist you no matter what stage of the case. If you have been accused of any of these offences, contact the experts now by calling 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. Alternatively, fill in our online form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.