Cybercrimes are taken very seriously in the state of Texas. There are many different types of cybercrimes and have varying degrees of penalties. If you were charged with a cybercrime, do not wait to contact a skilled Texas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team at the Gonzalez Law Group is committed to ensuring that you and your future are protected. Continue reading to learn more about cybercrimes in Texas.
What are the penalties for cybercrimes in Texas?
There are several different types of cybercrimes recognized by Texas state law. The consequences of cybercrimes heavily depend on the type of crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. The following felonies and misdemeanors are the typical charges in Texas:
- Class B misdemeanor: Up to 180 days in county jail, fine of up to $2,000.
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail, fine of up to $4,000.
- Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in state prison, fine of up to $10,000.
- Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison, fine of up to $10,000.
- First-degree felony: 5 years to life in prison, fine of up to $10,000.
If you are facing cybercrime charges in Texas, do not hesitate to contact a skilled Texas criminal defense attorney to discuss your options. Our legal team has years of experience in this field and is equipped to defending you and your rights.
What types of cybercrimes are punishable in Texas?
Cybercrimes in Texas include the following:
- Knowingly soliciting a minor under the age of 17 over the internet, text message, or another electronic system in order to meet in person for the purpose of engaging in sexual behavior
- Knowingly entering a computer, computer network, or computer system without the consent of the owner
- Knowingly accessing a computer system, network, program, software, or machine that is involved in a voting system
- Creating a web page or leaving messages on a social networking site using the identity of another without the person’s consent with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten someone
- Referencing the name, domain address, phone number, or any other identifying information of a person without that person’s consent, intending to cause the recipient to think the message is truly coming from that person, with the intent to harm or defraud someone
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