What is Cyber Crime?
This is a relatively new area of law. With an ever-evolving online world, this area of law develops at a fast pace with new and challenging offences being charged at year.
Because the online world is a global one, often the investigations in the UK are part of a bigger international one.
In recent years, the government has concluded that cybercrime is a security threat. Consequently, funding to investigate these crimes has increased, plus the number of prosecutions has significantly risen. This is due to cybercrime teams whose role is to identify crimes of this nature.
Often the first time you’re aware that the police want to speak to you as part of an investigation is when you’re arrested.
Once arrested, your computer equipment will be seized by the police.
Not many law firms deal with cyber crime offences, that’s why you need representation from knowledgeable lawyers who have previously dealt with cyber crime offences and have the experience to represent you and advise you on the complex matters.
What types of Cyber Crimes do you defend?
- Computer misuse offences
- Internet fraud
- Cryptocurrency fraud
- Identity theft
- Spreading viruses
- Intellectual property offences
- Malware and phishing offences
- Money laundering through internet banking
Usually, crimes of this nature are complex and challenging to understand. Further, as computer crime has no borders, often other international agencies are involved in the investigation. This then can lead to requests to extradite you to a foreign country to face potential charges.
What should I do if I’m arrested?
Remember, if you are arrested by the police, and they want to interview you under caution for cybercrime offences, we can give you advice and representation at the police station free of charge.
If you deal with the matter alone, you will not receive any prior information from the police about the allegation before the interview. When you instruct us, we speak to the interviewing officer first, who will give us some disclosure about why they are interviewing you and what evidence they have. They are not under an obligation to disclose what evidence they have. However, as legal representatives, our role is to get as much information from the police before we speak to you about the allegations. Once we go through the evidence with you, plus take your account, we can then give you legal advice as to how we recommend you handle the police interview.
Once we proceed to the interview under caution, we act as your legal representative in the interview. You can ask the interview to be stopped at any time to receive further legal advice in private.
Why should I choose Castle Solicitors?
24 hours a day you can contact us if you require legal advice.
We don’t like losing, so if matters do go to trial, you’re guaranteed a solicitor who has a successful track record.
Our goal is always to get the very best result for our clients, whether that be the police taking no further action, preventing someone from receiving a custodial sentence or clearing a client’s name with an acquittal after trial.
What should I do now?
Contact us by calling on 0121 226 3636, emailing email@example.com or even sending a message from this website on the contact page. We will call you back as soon as possible (usually within 2 hours) but in any event no later than 24 hours.
If you have been arrested to simply ask for Castle Solicitors at the police station and we will receive the call.