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Arizona Computer Crimes Laws

There are various types of criminal activities that fall under the umbrella of "computer crimes" in Arizona. Many people may be familiar with the term "hacking," however, there are computer crimes that are even broader and cover a variety of topics.

Most state laws identify and prohibit a number of offenses collectively called "computer crimes," which include crimes such as hacking into a secure network or damaging a computer system. Arizona computer crime laws include misdemeanor charges as well as felonies, for offenses ranging from unlawful access to a computer (misdemeanor) to using that access to defraud, obtain property, alter, or destory a computer system or network (felony).

The highlights of Arizona's computer crime laws are listed below. See FindLaw's Cyber Crimes section to learn more about the topic.

Code Section 13-2316
Mental State Required for Prosecution Intentionally, knowingly, recklessly
Misdemeanor Computer Crimes None
Felony Computer Crimes Access; access plus scheme to defraud; computer fraud in the 1st degree, class 3 felony; computer fraud in the 2nd degree, class 5 felony
Attempt Considered a Crime? No
Civil Lawsuit Permitted? No

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Arizona criminal defense attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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