Defending Against Cyber Crime Charges

If you have been charged with a computer crime, the penalties are not limited to the criminal arena. You may also face a civil lawsuit brought by the government or the alleged victim seeking restitution and damages. Such situations require a vigorous defense that seeks to minimize or eliminate altogether the civil consequences of a computer crime charge.

Attorney David T. Schlendorf has been practicing criminal law since 1997, first as a prosecutor and now as a defense lawyer in private practice. He is also certified as a criminal trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court; only 2 percent of lawyers in the state have this certification. He has the knowledge and experience to protect your rights and your future if you are the subject of a civil action. Clients of his Toms River law firm can be confident that they are in good hands.

Civil Actions in Criminal Matters

Computer crimes are often financial crimes and civil actions usually seek to recover money alleged to have been lost as a result of the crime. A civil action brought by the government may seek the profits realized by the crime, or order restitution or repayment to victims. In some cases, the government may seek asset forfeiture to obtain anything purchased by the profits of the criminal enterprise. Victims may bring their own lawsuits in pursuit of damages and financial losses.

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Helping Clients Deal With Civil Actions

Having an attorney who knows how to examine and challenge the evidence is critical. Additionally, these cases are usually resolved in civil court, and a lawyer with trial experience can make a difference in the outcome of a case. Mr. Schlendorf has significant experience with criminal, civil and family law trials and is well-positioned to advocate for you in court.

Mr. Schlendorf also works to help clients minimize the nonfinancial consequences of a computer crime charge or conviction. Individuals convicted may be unable to find a job or obtain or keep a professional license. They may be subject to deportation and removal. Whatever the issue, he can help them devise a strategy for handling it.

If you are facing a criminal charge involving a computer crime or if your property has been seized in a civil asset forfeiture action, do not wait. Call or e-mail The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf to discuss your case. The sooner you call, the sooner he can start helping you develop a strategy to address the civil consequences of computer crime charges or conviction. The firm serves clients throughout New Jersey, including those in communities such as Toms River, Brick, Asbury Park, Marlboro and New Brunswick.