Computer crimes or cybercrimes, refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime or it may be the target. Computer crimes in Florida consist of a number of offenses including: a person who willfully, knowingly, and without authorization introduces a computer contaminant, destroys, discloses or takes data.
In Florida, the law sets the prosecution of an offense against computer users as a third degree felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. If the offense causes over $5,000 in damage, carries out a scheme to commit fraud or theft, interrupts governmental operations, or disrupts public services, state laws increase the offense to a second degree felony.
Florida laws set a term of imprisonment for up to fifteen years, a fine in an amount up to $10,000, or both. If the offense committed endangers human life, the offense becomes a first degree felony, which may result in a term of imprisonment for up to thirty years, a fine in an amount up to $10,000, or both.
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