Vancouver Criminal Law – “Cyber” Crime/Computer Offences
Crimes involving the use of computers and the internet, sometimes referred to as “Cyber Crime” or violations of “Cyber Law”, continue to increase both in number and scope. With the escalating use of computers in our personal and professional lives, and the dominance of the internet in the way we do business, the opportunity for those who might use this changing technology in a way which violates the Criminal Code of Canada.
Some common offences in this area are:
- Sexual luring of a minor
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Online solicitation of minors
- Downloading copyright materials (movies, music, etc.)
In response, law enforcement agencies in British Columbia and Canada have created specialized units to investigate computer and internet-related crimes. Both the B.C. Provincial legislature and Federal Parliament continues to enact legislation year after year that creates new crimes targeting the illegal uses of computer systems and the internet.
If convicted of an offence that is deemed to be sexual in nature, you may be required to be registered as a sex offender by the Sexual Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA).
If you are under investigation for or have been accused of an offence involving computers or the internet, it is essential that you a defence lawyer with the experience and resources necessary to successfully defend against these charges.
We have successfully represented business executives and students, employees and entrepreneurs, many of whom came under suspicion or were arrested by police agencies for their alleged involvement in computer and internet-related crimes.
Working closely with our forensic experts, we always mount an effective defence to computer and internet related charges.