When you found out that you were being charged for computer crimes, you were caught off-guard. You share a computer with others in your workplace, so the reality is that you aren’t the one who was violating the law or any company policies.
Now that you know you’re being charged with computer crimes, though, it’s important for you to defend yourself. Remember, first and foremost, that you are innocent until the prosecution can prove that you’re guilty. Don’t say or do anything that might be used against you in court. Instead, do these three things.
Talk to your attorney immediately
Let your attorney know what’s happening and that you’re being accused of a crime. They will get more information and begin working to protect you against unfair treatment.
Don’t talk to the police or let them in your home or office unless they have a warrant to be there
It’s a good idea to talk to your attorney about when you should or should not allow the police into your home or office. If they don’t have a warrant to search your home, for example, you don’t have to let them in under most circumstances.
Avoid using social media or discussing the case
Finally, don’t talk to others about the case or use social media. Anything that leaves your mouth (or fingertips) could end up being used against you. It’s better to be quiet and avoid accidentally giving the other party evidence or information.
Our website has more on what to do if you were charged with a computer crime. This offense could lead to serious fines and penalties, so defend your rights.