Just about every person in the U.S. understands that if you break a law, you can face criminal penalties. This can be true even if you don't think you are doing anything wrong, as ignorance of the law is generally not a defense.
For as long as the Internet has been a part of our lives, people have found new ways to use it as a tool. Sometimes these uses are beneficial to others, but this is not always the case. In fact, it may be easier than ever for people to use the Internet in order to or in the course of committing a crime.
If you are convicted of a criminal tax violation, you have probably done one of two things: hid financial information or lied about it. Both acts can be grounds for criminal charges, and both acts can result in serious consequences for people convicted.
Being accused of a crime involving computer fraud or abuse is a very serious situation. There is no question about that. A person who is accused of an offense related to hacking, fraud, theft or other similar misconduct can find themselves facing violations on the state level and/or the federal level.