Cyber & Internet Crime Solicitors
Specialist criminal solicitors and barristers at representing clients facing investigation for Cybercrime & Internet Crime offences. Top Ranked law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers
Cyber and online crime is an area of law which over the past years has seen a rapid growth in complexity and prosecutions. Our team of cybercrime lawyers have substantial experience of the legislation which can bring rise to investigations or prosecutions for criminal offences which may fall within the scope of cyber crime.
At Kang & Co Solicitors, we have a specialist team of solicitors and barristers that represent individuals that are under investigation or have recently been charged with a Cyber crime offence, and we are on hand to defend your rights.
Our lawyers have represented clients charged with the most complex and high-profile criminal prosecutions in relation to computer misuse and online crime. We have a wealth of experience advising in investigations and prosecutions, if you require legal advice and representation, please call us on 03452229955 or complete our Contact Form.
What is Cybercrime?
‘Cybercrime’ is a general term which includes a variety of different types of conduct which are illegal, and amount to a criminal offence. It can include any kind of criminal activity that can be committed using a computer or the internet. As a result, it can include fraud, hacking, harassment and sexual offences.
Our lawyers can provide you with clear and comprehensive legal advice and representation in respect of all cyber crime investigations and prosecutions. Our highly experienced solicitors and barristers understand the complex technical issues that can arise in such prosecutions.
Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a Band A ranking in the category of Crime (which includes Driving Offence), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.
The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”
We can advise and represent clients charged with:
- Online Fraud
- Hacking and Cyber Terrorism
- Revenge Porn
- Social Media Abuse
- Malicious Communications
- Malware & Phishing Offences
- Computer Misuse Act Offences
- Breach of Copyright and Trademark
- Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Fraud
- Spreading Viruses
- Identify Theft
- Online Grooming
- Distributing / Downloading Indecent Images
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Offences
Whilst harassment and stalking are offences which can be committed without the use of computers or the internet, with the growing use of online communication such as social media platforms and e-mail there has been in increase of what is referred to as ‘cyber stalking,’ a form of cybercrime.
Section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 creates an offence for a person to pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another and which the person knows or ought to know amounts to harassment of the other. A ‘course of conduct’ must involve conduct on at least two incidents. If a person uses online means to pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment, this could result in a prosecution of cyber stalking.
The criminal offence of ‘Malicious Communications’ is contained within Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 which states:
Any person who sends to another person—
(a) a letter, electronic communication or article of any description which conveys—
(i) a message which is indecent or grossly offensive;
(ii) a threat; or
(iii) information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender; or
(b) any article or electronic communication which is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature, is guilty of an offence if his purpose, or one of his purposes, in sending it is that it should, so far as falling within paragraph (a) or (b) above, cause distress or anxiety to the recipient or to any other person to whom he intends that it or its contents or nature should be communicated.
A person that sends an e-mail, text, Tweet, WhatsApp message, Facebook or Instagram posts which contains malicious content could find themselves facing prosecution under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 which may also be referred to as ‘cyber bullying’
The offence of ‘Revenge Porn’ is contained within Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 creates an offence of disclosing private sexual photographs or films without the consent of an individual who appears in them and with intent to cause that individual distress.
This offence is triable either way and punishable with a maximum sentence of 2 years imprisonment.
Sextortion can arise in circumstances where a person holds compromising, embarrassing or potentially incriminating evidence (often images or videos) relating to another person and makes demands for payment under the threat of disclosure if the demands for payment are not met. The images or video footage held will usually be of a sexual nature.
The subject of a sextortion crime will usually be motivated by fear and embarrassment if the evidence were to be distributed, because of this they will often concede to the demands and pay money to the extorter. However, they will usually find that the problem does not go away and further demands of increasingly larger payments will be made.
The person administering the sextortion will usually be guilty of blackmail, which is a very serious criminal offence carrying a maximum sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment.
The Sentence for a Cybercrime Offence
As cyber crime can cover a wide range of different criminal offences, the sentencing powers available to the Court will depend upon the specific type of offence a person has been charged with.
Why Instruct Kang & Co for Cybercrime?
Clients choose us to represent them for their criminal law case (such as cybercrime), because of our excellent track record and understanding approach towards their case, we understand and appreciate the impact of a conviction on your professional and personal life.
We have an outstanding reputation in the industry and regularly receive positive feedback from our clients. Regardless of how serious or minor the offence, our team of skilled criminal law solicitors are well trained, and highly motivated to protect your rights. If you instruct us to defend your case, we will explain everything to you about your prosecution and will discuss your bespoke defence strategy with you in detail and will advise you on all the possible outcomes.
- Fixed Fees: We offer competitive fixed fees for a wide range of budgets;
- Skilled Solicitors: Our Criminal Defence Solicitors have an excellent record in successfully defending criminal charges in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court.
- Tailored Bespoke Service: We meet all our clients at our offices, so that we can properly understand the individual needs and requirements of each client, and prepare a bespoke defence strategy;
- Top-Tier Representation: Due to our skill and expertise in representing professionals charged with criminal offences, our lawyers are frequently appointed to defend clients from all walks of life including prominent business owners, high level professionals and sports personalities;
- Highly Experienced Lawyers: Our clients pay privately, and this enables us to instruct some of the leading criminal defence barristers in the country that have decades of experience, including leading Queen’s Counsel;
- National Coverage: We have offices in Birmingham, Milton Keynes and London and are ideally located to represent clients nationally at Courts throughout England and Wales;
- Best Rated Solicitors: We are recognised as one of the leading law firms in Private Criminal Defence cases by the Legal 500 and Chambers;
- 5 Star Law Firm: Our clients frequently leave positive feedback and reviews, as we keep our clients updated and provide honest and skilled advice from the outset;
In addition to having our own in-house barristers and advocates, we also have strong working relationships with very senior members of the Bar (including QC’s) and other leading legal experts in their field who can form part of your legal defence team.
Paying Privately for Criminal Defence
We have been covering only private client criminal cases for many years and the benefits to our clients are clear. Our clients receive a much higher level of legal expertise and attention, because they are funding their cases privately. This enables us to dedicate more time in preparing the case, compared with firms that may also offer legal aid. Legal aid lawyers (Duty Solicitors) are often over-worked and are covering more cases than they should, as the nature of their work is not profitable, and this can result in your case not receiving the time and attention it deserves.
Our private client solicitors are specialists in their field, have significant experience and will have dealt with other cases like yours in the past and will know the best strategies to achieve a not guilty verdict.
Funding Your Case
If you are facing a criminal investigation or prosecution, you should seek out the very best lawyers to defend your case, so that you have the best chance of a successful outcome. Our solicitors and barristers are highly experienced and recognised nationally for successfully defending a significant number of high-profile criminal prosecutions throughout England and Wales.
As a specialist private funded criminal defence law firm, we represent clients that are in a financial position to fund their cases privately, as a result our clients do not qualify for Public Funding (Legal Aid) and for that reason we do not undertake any work on Legal Aid.
Our Private Legal Defence Lawyers accept new cases on a Fixed Fee basis, ensuring that our clients know exactly how much their case will cost from the outset.
Private legal representation is not only reserved for the wealthy, many of our clients are ordinary people that require a robust defence team to provide them with the best chance of protecting their reputation and career. If you require more information on the cost of defending your case, speak to one of our solicitors for a free no obligation fee estimate.
Our Agreed Fees for Private Crime cases start from;
£2,000 + VAT
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