Georgia Computer Crimes Laws
While computers are becoming a vital accessory to a growing number of crimes, states classify certain offenses as "computer crimes" or "cyber crimes." Such offenses include trafficking in computer passwords, unauthorized access of confidential files, and the unauthorized modification or destruction of data. Georgia computer crime laws also allow victims to file civil lawsuits for the offense.
Learn more about Georgia computer crime laws in the following table. See FindLaw's Cyber Crimes section for related articles and resources.
|Code Section||16-9-91, et seq. Note: Section does not specifically classify crimes listed as either felony or misdemeanor. Offenses listed in misdemeanor or felony columns are based on the levels of punishments imposed rather than by explicit classification.|
|Mental State Required for Prosecution||Knowingly, intentionally|
|Misdemeanor Computer Crimes||Traffic in passwords|
|Felony Computer Crimes||Computer theft, trespass (including modify, destroy, interfere with use), invasion of privacy, forgery|
|Attempt Considered a Crime?||No|
|Civil Lawsuit Permitted?||Yes|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia criminal defense attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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