As part of the firm’s court martial defense practice, the Colorado attorneys at Aviso Law LLC regularly represent military members that are suspected of computer crimes. With the explosion of technology and constant internet use in today’s world, computer crimes are widespread among civilians and military members alike. But, the laws relating to the two groups are very different. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the military laws relating to computer crimes are complex. Our attorneys represent all ranks of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and other branches of the military in court martial cases relating to computer crimes.
These types of crimes are committed when a military member uses a personal or government computer for an improper purpose. Personal computers are often used to commit the crimes of fraud, theft, hacking and the viewing and distributing of child pornography. Military or government computers are only to be used for official purposes. If a military member uses a government computer for an unofficial purpose, they can be criminally liable. Members often use government computers for personal and unauthorized purposes and to commit crimes relating to the disclosure of classified or secret information. Other computer crimes include spillage, which is defined as putting classified information on a lower-ordered or unclassified system. The rules and regulations applicable to these crimes can be so difficult to understand that the one who committed them might not even know they acted criminally. That is why it is important to contact an experienced court martial defense attorney at the first inkling that you are suspected of committing a military computer crime.
These cases are unique not only because they are governed by military law but also due to their highly technical nature. It takes an expert to retrieve the information necessary to defend someone accused of a computer crime and forensic experts that specialize in computer analysis are also utilized to break down the evidence in these cases into a format that is useful for the defense. Our attorneys work with a team of highly skilled experts in this area to obtain as much information as possible in order to strengthen our client’s case.
Military computer crimes can also carry harsh penalties. Many individuals suspected of computer crimes will face a court martial. Those convicted of a serious computer crime can be demoted or dishonorably discharged. They can also spend years confined in a military prison. In order to have the best chance of beating a computer crime charge, you should contact a seasoned court martial lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys represent military members all over the country and the world using video-conferencing and other technologies to initially advise our clients. We also travel to you in order to represent you before the court martial taking place where you are stationed. Contact our Denver and Colorado Springs attorneys by calling (719) 247-3111 for a free consultation today.