Being charged with computer crimes in Colorado might entail more than you originally think. That’s because here, the different levels of computer crimes carry different levels of charges, ranging from a Class 2 misdemeanor all the way to a Class 3 felony.

Examples of computer charges include, but are not limited to: the implementation of a computer virus which targets a computer network, identity theft, and fraud using a computer.

Types of Computer Crimes

C.R.S 18-5.5 102 (1) provides that a person commits a computer crime if a person knowingly does the following:

  • Accesses a computer, computer network or computer system of any part thereof without authorization; exceeds authorized access to a computer, computer network or any part thereof without authorization or in excess of authorized access C.R.S 18-5.5-102 (1)(a), or
  • Accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud C.R.S 18-5.5-102 (1)(b), or
  • Accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, money; property; services; passwords or similar information through which a computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof may be accessed or other thing of value C.R.S 18-5.5-102 (1)(c), or
  • Accesses any computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof to commit theft C.R.S 18-5.5-102 (1)(d), or
  • Without authorization or in excess of authorized access alters, damages, interrupts, or causes the interruption or impairment of the proper functioning of, or causes any damage to, any computer, computer network, computer system, computer software, program, application, documentation, or data contained in such computer, computer network, or computer system or any part thereof C.R.S 18-5.5-102 (1)(e).

At the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have successfully obtained dismissals, reduced charges, and more with regards to computer crimes. Learn more about criminal defense in Denver and contact our firm today.