California Computer Crimes PC 502 & PC 530.5

California Computer Crimes PC 502 & PC 530.5

California Computer Crimes Penal Code Section 530.5 PC

Under California Penal Code Section 530.5 PC, identity theft is broken down into four (4) classes which including the following:

  • California Penal Code Section 530.5(a) PC – Unauthorized use of another person’s personal identifying information.
  • California Penal Code Section 530.5(c) PC – Fraudulent possession of another person’s personal identifying information.
  • California Penal Code Section 530.5(d)(1) PC – Fraudulent sale, transfer or conveyance of another person’s personal identifying information.
  • California Penal Code Section 530.5(d)(2) PC – Knowingly selling, transferring or conveying another person’s personal identifying information to facilitate its unauthorized use.

Computer Crimes California Penal Code Section 502 et. seq.

Under California Penal Code Section 502(c) PC unauthorized computer access and fraud can occur in many ways including but not limited to when a defendant knowingly and without permission:

  • Accessed altered, damaged, deleted, destroyed or used data, a computer, a computer system, or computer network to execute a fraudulent scheme or to control the property of another for financial gain, the taking of property or the taking of data 
  • Accessed altered, damaged, deleted, destroyed or used data, a computer, a computer system, or computer network to wrongfully control or obtain money, property, or data.
  • Took, copied, or used data that was not theirs
  • Used computer services that was not theirs
  • Added, altered, damaged, deleted, or destroyed data, computer software, or computer programs
  • Disrupted of denial of computer services
  • Accessed a computer, computer systems, or computer network without authorization
  • Introduced a contaminant to a computer, system, or network, such as a computer virus
  • The defendant did so in order to devise or execute a scheme or artifice to defraud, deceive, or extort.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a California computer crime, it is important to understand the penalties that accompany a computer crimes conviction.

We invite you to contact our the Manuelian Law Firm and speak to a experienced identity theft and computer crimes defense attorney in Los Angeles. Call now for a free consultation and case review at (213) 401-2777.

It is vital that you speak with an experienced Los Angeles computers crimes defense attorney in order to gain a better understanding of your rights and defenses. We invite you to contact our office at (213) 401-2777 for a free consultation with our experienced California criminal defense attorney — who has defended individuals facing computer crimes charges.

Penalties for Penal Code Section 502 Computer Crimes in

California

Generally, penalties for computer crimes in California may result in a fine, imprisonment, or both. Computer crime convictions in California come with stiff penalties as outlined below. The maximum fine for computer crimes range from $1,000 to $10,000. Prison sentences for computer crimes in California may be served in county jail or state prison for one year, sixteen months, two years, or three years. You may even be required to pay compensatory damages to the victim(s) that suffered damages due to the computer crime.

Penalties California Computer Crimes by Penal Code

Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act Violations – Penalties under the CCDAFA can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or felony. Fines for violation under the CCDAFA ranges from $500 to $10,000 and one to three years in jail, in addition to forfeiture of your computer and the possibility of a civil suit being filed by the victim to recover any monetary losses that may have been incurred.

PC 311. Computer Crimes that involve children (pornography, enticement) – PC 311 convictions are more often than not, charged as felonies. Penalties under PC 311 include fines of up to $100,000, eight years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

PC 646.9. Cyberstalking – Can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. Penalties under PC 646.9 Cyberstalking include jail time between one and five years, a fine of $1,000 and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

PC 530.5. Cyber Fraud/Identity Theft – PC 530.5 can be prosecuted as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the severity of the crime. Penalties under PC 530.5 cyber fraud/identity theft include fines up to $10,000 and one to three years in state prison.

PC 528.5. Cyber Impersonation – PC 528.5 convictions are generally classified as a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $1,000.

Los Angeles Identity Theft and Computers Crimes Defense Attorney Free Consultation

If you or someone you love has been accused of a California identity theft crime, it is important to understand the penalties that accompany identity theft crimes convictions. We invite you to contact our the Manuelian Law Firm and speak to a experienced identity theft and computer crimes defense attorney in Los Angeles. Call now for a free consultation and case review at (213) 401-2777.

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