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What are the Consequences of Cybercrimes in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey takes cybercrimes very seriously, which is why if you have been charged, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm as soon as possible to speak with one of our skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are protected.

What are the penalties for cybercrimes in New Jersey?

There are many different types of cybercrimes that each have varying consequences. The penalties of cybercrimes mostly depend on the type of crime, who the victim of the crime is, and if the defendant has prior criminal charges. The following are the penalties in New Jersey:

  • Fourth-degree crime: up to 18 months imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines
  • Third-degree crime: 3 to 5 years imprisonment and up to $15,000 in fines
  • Second-degree crime: 5 to 10 years imprisonment and up to $150,000 in fines
  • First-degree crime: 10 to 20 years imprisonment and up to $200,000 in fines

If you are suffering the consequences of cybercrime in New Jersey, it is crucial that you reach out to one of our skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys to discuss your options. Our firm is committed to prioritizing you and your future.

What types of cybercrimes are punishable in New Jersey?

The most common examples of cybercrimes in New Jersey include the following:

Credit card fraud:

  • Receiving a lost or mistakenly delivered credit card and using it
  • Selling or buying a credit card from anyone other than the issuer
  • Making false statements to obtain a credit card
  • Credit card theft
  • Obtaining a credit card to secure a debt
  • Counterfeiting a credit card
  • Signing a credit card without authorization
  • Fraudulent use of a credit card
  • Receiving anything of value as a result of credit card fraud
  • Using a credit card knowing it was revoked, forged, or expired

Internet sex crimes:

  • Sending indecent material to a minor
  • Promoting a sexual performance by a child
  • Possessing a sexual performance by a child

Identity theft:

  • Impersonating or falsely assuming the identity of an individual in order to enrich yourself or defraud someone else
  • Pretending to represent a person or organization for your benefit or to defraud someone
  • Obtaining a person’s identifying information so you can assume that identity to attain some benefit or service, avoid payment of a debt or other legal obligation, or avoid prosecution for a crime by using the victim’s identity.


Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.

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