Many people may not consider the severity of accessing, or hacking, someone else's email account, but it is in fact a very serious offense. In this age of technological advancements, more and more crimes are occurring online, and with more people keeping private information in email documents and messages, if someone hacks an account, they may gain access to extremely important information. You can be accused of email hacking by stealing someone else's email password or even looking through someone's account if it was left open on a computer.
Being convicted of email hacking can have devastating effects on your personal and professional future, so if you have been accused of email hacking, you need to fight these charges. Contact an aggressive and experienced Appleton criminal defense lawyer of Hart Powell, S.C. today at 414-271-9595 to schedule a consultation with a legal representative.
Penalties for Email Hacking
If you are found guilty of email hacking, you could be charged with a second or third degree felony, and each charge comes with different consequences. Penalties for a third degree felony include:
- Fines up to $5,000
- Jail sentence up to five years
A second degree felony is more serious and could result in:
- Fines up to $10,000
- Jail sentence up to 15 years
These consequences can be devastating, so if you have been charged with email hacking, you need experienced representation fighting for you.
The Appleton criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. will stand up for your rights in the face of serious criminal charges. Call us today at 414-271-9595 for the help you need.