Cyber Crime & Online Fraud

Cyber crime
Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

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

Call or email us now to speak to a specialist cyber crime and online fraud lawyer.

Specialist Cyber Crime & Internet Fraud Solicitors

Cybersecurity and online criminal law are constantly evolving. Therefore, it’s essential to choose a specialist solicitor who stays current with the latest legal developments and thoroughly examines the evidence against you. With Cartwright King you will be represented by an expert solicitor who is well-versed in the latest laws, adept at scrutinising evidence, and committed to clearing you of any wrongdoing.

How Cartwright King Can Help

No matter where you are in the UK, or however complex your case is, 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, our specialist solicitors are here to defend 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 our team will help us understand your circumstances, establish the facts and decide how you want to proceed.

Furthermore, our team often receives instruction to take over conduct of a case from other criminal firms following an initial arrest and interview.

To instruct us, call us on 03458 941 622 or get in contact here.

Legal Fees

You can best protect your position during the investigation stage when a case is in its infancy. During the investigation stage, we can challenge accusations against you, ensuring that no one brings charges against you.

Legal Aid covers attendance at a police station for a first interview. However,  it does not include work done before or after you visit the police station. If Legal Aid is not available to you, Cartwright King can offer a range of financial options. This spans 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, online 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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