Hacking 2017-04-27T14:58:52+00:00

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.

Penalties

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.