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Cyber Crime & Internet Fraud

Cyber crime

Cartwright King’s team of solicitors will advise and assist you if you’re faced with accusations of cyber crime or internet offences. Our specialist cyber security lawyers will scrutinise every piece of evidence against you, in detail,  to ensure that everything possible is done to defend your rights.

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Cartwright King has got you covered

The laws that apply to cyber security and online criminal acts are always evolving. That’s why Cartwright King ensures that you are defended by a specialist solicitor who knows the latest laws, knows how to scrutinise the evidence against you and knows what it takes to clear you of any wrongdoing.

For specialist, experienced solicitors, we’ve got you covered.

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How Cartwright King can help

No case is too complex for Cartwright King. No matter where you are in the UK, our unique 24 hours a day service – including our advocacy services means that we’re readily available when you need us most. 

We can defend you at every stage of the process when facing online crime charges, from the police station through to the Higher Courts. We can help with:

  • Malware & phishing offences
  • Hacking
  • Computer Misuse Act offences
  • FACT prosecutions
  • NCA prosecutions and investigations
  • Spreading viruses, identity theft
  • DDOS attacks, Botnets
  • Cloning investigations
  • Breach of copyright and trademark
  • Internet fraud, online fraud, email fraud
  • Bootlegging and tripping
  • Bitcoin and cryptocurrency fraud and seizure

Why choose Cartwright King?

Cartwright King’s team of cyber crime solicitors have worked and continue to work on some of the biggest online crime cases, including the first prosecution of individuals involved in selling drugs on the dark net – known as the Silk Road case.

When you stand accused of cyber crime, no matter how complex the case, Cartwright King is the go to law firm for defending your rights. Cyber crime defence requires a solicitor that knows what you’re up against and how to respond to protect your interests.

Instruct a Cartwright King cyber crime solicitor

There’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor. If you’re facing a criminal investigation or charges relating to online offences, talking to a Cartwright King solicitor will help us understand your circumstances, establish the facts and decide how you want to proceed.

We’re often instructed to take over conduct of a case from other criminal firms following an initial arrest and interview.

To instruct us, call or email us now.

Legal Fees

It is the investigation stage – where a case is in its infancy and still being formed – where you can best protect your position. In many cases, a lot of work can be done during the investigation stage to challenge accusations made against you and ensure that charges are never brought.

Legal Aid is available, but is limited to attendance at a police station for a first interview and does not extend to work done before or after you attend a police station. If Legal Aid is not available to you, Cartwright King can offer a range of financial options from competitive hourly rates to an appropriate fixed fee arrangement.

Call or email us today to discuss your options.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is cyber crime?

Cyber crime is an umbrella term for a number of different offences. It refers to crimes that either take place online or where technology is used for, or is the target of, an attack.

The internet has facilitated the rise of computer-based crime, making it one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the UK. Cyber crime is acknowledged as a major international issue.

What offences does cyber crime refer to?

Cyber crime takes many forms, including computer fraud, identity theft, phishing scams, cyberstalking, online defamation, hacking, internet piracy and file-sharing. 

Cartwright King is able to provide clear and comprehensive advice and guidance in respect of any cyber crime investigation. We understand the issues that arise and have acted on some of the biggest cases prosecuted in the country.

What’s the law regarding cyber crime in the UK?

Cyber crime is a serious criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. In the UK, the government views cyber crime as a national security threat and has prioritised funding for the investigation and prosecution of such offences. Law enforcement takes cyber crime very seriously and will make every effort to arrest and prosecute offenders.

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