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Kentucky Internet & Cybercrime Lawyers

Defending Clients in State & Federal Charges 

The Internet has changed everyday life for Americans across the nation; instantaneous communication with people all over the world has become commonplace. New and ever-expanding digital technology has also created new legal issues, particularly in criminal law. 

It is vital to be proactive if you are being investigated for internet crimes, whether state or federal allegations. Sometimes, it may be possible to stop an investigation before it begins or to avoid formal charges with the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You will also need skilled defense in cases where an arrest or charges have occurred. 

For over 35 years, the Louisville law firm of Butler & Associates has defended clients accused of cybercrimes and other types of state and federal offenses. Cybercrime is an exceptionally complex area of criminal law due to ever-evolving technology and the need to understand technical and forensic issues. 

Our firm stays current with the latest information and strategies required to defend you in all types of accusations of wrongdoing involving the internet. We defend clients in Louisville, Lexington, Jefferson County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Daviess County, and across Kentucky. We also defend clients nationwide in federal cybercrime charges. 

Request a confidential case evaluation with a Louisville internet and cybercrime attorney. You can reach us via our Contact Page or at (502) 237-0871. For more information, please see his Case Results and Testimonials.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do if I'm being investigated for an internet crime in Kentucky?

If you find yourself under investigation for an internet crime in Kentucky, it's crucial to act swiftly. Engaging with a defense attorney who is well-versed in cybercrime law can be a decisive factor. An attorney may be able to intervene early in the investigation process, potentially preventing formal charges from being filed. In the event that charges have already been made, having a knowledgeable defense is essential for navigating the complexities of your case.

Why is cybercrime considered a complex area of criminal law?

Cybercrime is deemed complex due to the continuous evolution of digital technology and the specialized knowledge required to understand technical and forensic issues. Legal professionals must stay abreast of the latest developments in technology and cyber law to effectively defend clients. This complexity necessitates a defense team that is committed to ongoing education and familiar with the nuances of internet-related legal challenges.

Cybercrime Representation in Kentucky

Butler & Associates defends clients in all types of internet crime, including but not limited to the following: 

Child Pornography

State and federal law enforcement agencies have made the investigation of Internet crimes against children one of their top priorities. Local police and federal agencies like the FBI apply techniques to detect these crimes, including “sting” operations, in which law enforcement officers pose as people interested in buying or swapping child pornography

The information gained in the transaction is used to find and prosecute the sellers, buyers, and people who possess pornographic materials.

Criminal penalties for child pornography are often severe. Sometimes, jail and prison sentences are mandatory, along with lifetime registration as a sexual offender. Defenses are available to individuals facing these alleged crimes. 

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    Great lawyer, he went above and beyond for my case, always kept the positive in perspective, and got me a favorable result. I would recommend him to anybody.
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    If you need a dependable, professional defense attorney with successful results, you need Mr Butler! He is worth every penny! 

    - Former Client
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    My daughter was facing several felony charges... she would have faced jail time had he not taken her case. He is a very kind and knowledgeable man.
    - Liz Y.
    "He Keeps His Promises"
    Mr. Butler is honest, responsive and will not make promises he cannot keep. He provided excellent legal representation for my family member.
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    "Outstanding and Caring"
    Mr. Butler is an outstanding and caring attorney. I know he has my best interest at heart I would not have another attorney defend me.
    - Sara L.
    "He Works Tirelessly to Help"
    Our case that took several court appearances. He was there each and every date, and never gave up. The case was eventually dismissed due to his tireless efforts.
    - Julian S.
    "He Never Refused a Phone Call"
    When the case could not be resolved without a jail sentence, he went to trial. I was not convicted. As a result, I did not miss the first 10 years of my infant daughter’s life.
    - Former Client
    "He's Never Let Me Down"
    I would recommend Bill Butler to anyone needing help. He has been my lawyer for over 15 years and has never let me down once. He is an amazing lawyer!!!!
    - Jenifer R.

Solicitation of Minors

Law enforcement officers frequently pretend to be underage individuals in Internet chat rooms — even on adults-only, sexually oriented websites. Some law enforcement are experts at identifying people who are lonely or unaware to get them “to solicit or entice” some kind of meeting or sexual activity, after which felony charges are brought. These crimes are generally punishable by prison time and lifetime registration as a sexual predator. 

Cases can often be brought against people who did not intend to engage in sexual activity with an underage person; they thought they were fantasizing anonymously on the Internet.

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when an individual unlawfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way, typically for financial gain. This personal data can include the victim's Social Security number, bank account details, credit card numbers, or other personal identifying information. It can also include medical identity theft to obtain medical services or drugs. 

4-1-9 Scams & Advance Fee Fraud

These are crimes in which scammers ask for a victim’s bank account information and cash payments to move a large amount of money out of the country. Victims are promised a significant share of a large sum of money or a valuable good in return. 

The name "4-1-9" originates from the section of the Nigerian criminal code that deals with fraud, as many of these scams have historically been associated with Nigeria.

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