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New York City Internet Crimes Defense Lawyer

Manhattan Based Computer Crime Attorney Advocating for Clients Throughout New York City, and the Surrounding Areas

Using the internet to obtain and share information or to do business is part of daily life. Yet it is relatively easy to run afoul of the law while using a computer or mobile device.

Internet crimes are often federal offenses with serious consequences. They can also be highly complex cases legally. Not every criminal defense lawyer understands how to defend a client who is facing a federal internet charge.

At The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., in Manhattan, we have the experience and skills to defend you against federal cyber crime charges. Please contact our law firm online or call us directly at 212-300-6557 for your free consultation if you are facing allegations of any type of cyber crime, including:

  • Creation or distribution of child pornography
  • Internet solicitation
  • Internet child exploitation
  • Fraud or “phishing” schemes
  • Swindles
  • Illegal use of peer-to-peer networks
  • Computer intrusion
  • Computer hacking
  • Creation and use of viruses and other malware
  • Identity theft
  • Distribution of fire arms or other weapons
  • Distribution of controlled substances, including prescription drugs
  • Cyber stalking and cyber bullying
  • Copyright and trademark infringement (illegal download and file sharing)

Why Are Internet Crimes Federal Offenses?

While New York and other states have many laws against cyber crimes, nearly any computer-related offense can be charged in federal court. Federal prosecutors only need to show that a crime was committed on a computer that the computer was attached to the internet at the time the crime was committed. Use of the internet expands the potential impact of the alleged criminal act across state lines, which constitutes interstate commerce. This gives federal authorities jurisdiction over internet crimes.

In addition, there are specific federal internet crimes laws, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Wiretap Act, Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act, and others.

Protecting Your Interests Throughout the Process

As in all areas of federal criminal defense , it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Our founder, criminal defense attorney Craig Trainor will protect your rights and your interests if you are involved in a government investigation of possible criminal activity. He will represent you during grand jury proceedings and, if you are indicted, vigorously defend you throughout the resolution of your case.

Defending Against Federal Cyber Crime Charges

You will have more options if you contact a lawyer before you are arrested. However, you may not be aware that you are being investigated by the federal government until an FBI agent arrives at your door with a search warrant. You still have options. If the search warrant was not issued or executed properly, we may be able to show that the evidence was obtained through illegal means.

We will make the prosecution prove every element of their case. While the government may have evidence showing a crime was committed on your computer at a certain time, they may not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating the computer.

Representation You Can Rely On

Throughout the process of resolving your legal issue, you can depend on us for quality legal representation and personal service. Your phone calls and other communications will be returned promptly. Your questions will be answered, and your concerns will be addressed.

To learn more about how we can help, please call 212-300-6557 or contact us online today for your free consultation. The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., represents clients charged with internet crimes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.

Mr. Trainor has a unique set of skills and experience that position him
for success in your case


    Attorneys understand that a federal judge clerkship is a highly sought-after position. Mr. Trainor has used this experience to inform his work on behalf of those accused of crimes or harmed by police brutality and misconduct. The federal clerkship gave Mr. Trainor a keen understanding of how to build a winning case in federal court. He understands court procedures inside out and knows what types of arguments and evidence are persuasive.


    Mr. Trainor prosecuted hundreds of cases against people accused of crimes ranging from assault to identity theft to shoplifting to drug dealing. His criminal defense clients benefit from the insider’s perspective he gained in this position.

  • Federal and State Investigations

    Mr. Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. White collar criminal cases are highly complex and technically challenging. All of Mr. Trainor’s clients benefit from the depth of knowledge he has in financial crimes, investigation, and the use of experts in case development.

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