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Email Hacking

Most people receive personal, private information via their email accounts. Thus, email hacking has become increasingly popular over the last few years. However, given the important information that can be stored in a person's email account, email hacking is a criminal offense. Whether the possible offender gained access to the account by figuring out the password, or simply viewed the account without permission, he or she is possibly guilty of email hacking.

If you or a loved one has been wrongly accused of email hacking, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you. Contact tenacious Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today to schedule a consultation with a qualified defense lawyer.

Email Hacking Consequences

Like many cyber criminal offenses, email hacking can result in serious consequences. If you are charged with this crime, you could face a second- or third-degree felony if the plaintiff decides to press charges. A third-degree felony would include penalties such as:

  • Up to five years of jail time
  • Fines not exceeding $5,000

A second-degree offense increases the severity of the penalties. They include:

  • Up to 15 years of jail time
  • Fines at a maximum of $10,000

Either charge could result in serious damage to your personal and professional reputations. Thus, it is important to entrust your case to an attorney who understands the determination that it takes to defend your case.

Contact Us

Frustratingly, some people can panic after their email account has been hacked, causing them to accuse innocent individuals of this crime. If you have been accused of email account hacking, let us stand beside you in this trying time. Contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today to discuss your legal options.


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