refComputer crimeers to any crime that involves a computer or a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrimes are defined as: “Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (chat rooms, e-mails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS)”.
Some of the more notable internet crimes are:
The fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, usually for financial gain.
Visit our theft crimes page for more information on the definitions of identity theft.
Cybersex is a common outlet in today’s world. As a result, cyber sex crimes are being charged more frequently in federal and state courts. Joint and individual “sting” operations are in place by the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspectors, Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other state and local law enforcement agencies. Many of these crimes are prosecuted in the federal courts because of the multi-jurisdictional issues and the federal government’s resources devoted to these issues. However, the State is catching up with technology and is now routinely charging technology and cyber crimes. We defend those charged with sex crimes nationwide in federal courts or in state courts in Oklahoma.
The Wyatt Law Office has represented suspects in some of these operations and many other cyber investigations. With the proliferation of the Internet, criminal complaints involving cybersex will likely involve allegations such as:
The FBI has celebrated more than 10 years with special cybercrime units like the Innocent Images National Initiative, which has now gone international in scope. In the past 10 years, the FBI has developed the Computer Intrusion Unit, the Computer Crime Task Force, Cyber Action Teams, IC3 (Internet Criminal Complaint Center), and ECAP (Endangered Child Alert Program). As a result of these specialized units, the federal government has increased the investigative presence on the Internet, investigating more than 15,000 crimes and filing criminal charges or indicting in more than 6,000 cases which resulted in nearly 4,800 convictions in the past 10 years.
The U.S. government, through the FBI, ICE, Homeland Security, U.S. Postal Inspectors, Secret Service, and other agencies have conducted dozens of investigations such as Operation Peer Pressure (investigating the use of peer-to-peer computer systems), Operation Bot Roast and Bot Roast II, Operation Candyman (child porn sting), Operation Crying Eyes (sexual abuse of children and child porn sting). These federal criminal agencies work closely with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
We defend persons accused of Internet crimes or computer crimes nationwide in federal courts or in Oklahoma’s state courts. If you are under investigation or are charged with any of these crimes, the Wyatt Law Office can help you.
Call the Wyatt Law Office at 405.234.5500 to reach your Oklahoma Computer and Internet Crimes Lawyers and Attorneys. Your future is our business.
2 year sentence in State Child Porn. Over 200,000 images involved. Client received sentence of 2 years.*
4 years given in Federal Child Porn. U.S. District Court for the W.D. Oklahoma varied from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines — giving Wyatt’s client a term of 4 years. U.S. Sentencing Guidelines called for approximately 8 years and plea agreement called for not less than 5 years. This non-Guideline sentence, while rare, was fair based on evidence presented to the Court.*
Probation given in Federal Child Porn. The U.S. District Court for the W.D. Oklahoma granted a term of straight probation for possession of child porn. This non-Guideline sentence, while very rare, was fair.*
14 month sentence for Federal Child Porn. U.S. District Court sentenced Wyatt’s client to only 14 months for possession. Client faced up to 10 years. The sentence was a significant departure from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.*
Not Guilty Verdict Possession of Child Porn. Client charged with 5 counts of possession of child pornography. The law enforcement agent testified that my client had confessed to accidentally accessing a child porn web site on two or more occasions and the feds had strong circumstantial evidence of guilt because the only time there was child porn (or any porn) on the computer was when the client was recovering from cancer surgeries at his 80-year-old mother’s house. The defense presented expert testimony of other “non-porn” searches (which indicated the searches were not my client) on the computer within the times that the Government claims my client was surfing kiddie porn, and we presented evidence of an imperfect alibi (that he was in another city earlier in the day – even though no proof that he was in the second city at the “time” the porn was searched). Client testified.*
Bob Wyatt was interviewed by the National Law Journal for his expertise in the area of sex crimes and cybercrimes. The article was published on February 18, 2008.
Child Porn (Second Offense) Charge Dismissed. Client was charged with downloading and viewing child pornography after a former arrest for similar accusations. After a full hearing, the court declined to “accelerate” the previous deferred sentence for possession of obscene materials and the new charge of possession of child porn was dismissed.*
14-Count Federal Child Porn Indictment Dismissed. Wyatt and McCoy investigated, researched, briefed, argued and convinced the federal court to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to a search warrant in the FBI’s nationwide OPERATION CRYING EYES investigation. After the federal judge’s ruling, the U.S. Attorneys’ Office dismissed the 14-count indictment.*
Child Porn Charges against Professor Dismissed. After more than a year of hotly contested litigation, the District Attorney dismissed charges against Wyatt’s client for possession of child porn and for using an employer’s computer to access child pornography. Client pled no contest to a reduced charge for a violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. No jail time ordered.*
Internet Child Solicitation & Traveling for Sex — Not Guilty Verdict. The Wyatt Law Office tried an Innocent Images case to a federal jury in Oklahoma City winning a “not guilty” verdict on both counts of using the Internet to entice a minor for sex and for traveling across state lines to engage in sex with a minor.*
*Note: Results may vary because each case must be decided on its own unique facts and the law applicable to that given case. You should not infer the likelihood of success on a given case based on past cases handled by this firm.