Hacking is a serious crime in the state of Connecticut and the United States overall. This crime is commonly applied considered a computer crime because it has become a prevalent crime since the rise of computers and the internet. To learn more about this crime, read on.
Hacking is classified and punished in a number of different ways. Also, this crime is punishable under Connecticut’s computer crime statutes and will depend on the individual circumstances of the crime. Computer hacking can range from a Class B felony to a class B misdemeanor. If charged as a Class B felony, you face:
- As many as 20 years in prison.
- A fine of as much as $15,000.
If charged as a class B misdemeanor, you face:
- A jail sentence of up to six months.
- A fine of up to $1,000.
If you are charged with this crime, you might be charged with other crimes on top of this. For example, if the hacking was done to commit a crime such as larceny or identity theft, you could be charged for those crimes as well as computer hacking.
If charged with this crime, you expose yourself to not only a criminal trial, but a civil lawsuit as well. The person who’s computer you’ve hacked has the right to file a civil lawsuit against you.