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Breach of Computer Security

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What is it? 
Breach of Computer Security is where a person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system without the effective consent of the owner.

What makes it illegal?  The Texas Criminal Penal Code Sec. 33.02. BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY indicates that a person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system without the effective consent of the owner.

What are the Punishments?  Punishment for conviction of an offense of BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY is as follows: a Class A misdemeanor if the aggregate amount involved is less than $1,500; (2) a state jail felony if: (A) the aggregate amount involved is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000; or (B) the aggregate amount involved is less than $1,500 and the defendant has been previously convicted two or more times of an offense under this chapter; (3) a felony of the third degree if the aggregate amount involved is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000; (4) a felony of the second degree if the aggregate amount involved is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000; or (5) a felony of the first degree if the aggregate amount involved is $200,000 or more.

This is a fairly new law, and prosecutor's offices are handling these offenses quite seriously, often denying Pretrial Intervention -- even for first time offenders. Commonly, this offense may occur simultaneously with a Divorce, where one party is actively seeking a way to weaken the other side.

Common Criminal Cases Involving Breach of Computer Security Arrests: The most common Breach of Computer Security Cases or Arrests involve accessing emails, bank statements, or other financial accounts, although Breach of Computer Security may include unlawful and unwarranted access to another's Facebook, Twitter, or other social media site, depending on the activity occuring.

TEXAS PENAL CODE, TITLE 7.
Sec. 33.02.  BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY

Sec. 33.02. BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system without the effective consent of the owner.

(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor unless in committing the offense the actor knowingly obtains a benefit, defrauds or harms another, or alters, damages, or deletes property.

 

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