Computer Tampering in the Second Degree
Like Computer Tampering in the First Degree (NY PL 156.27) and Computer Tampering in the Third Degree (NY PL 156.25), the potential punishment for Computer Tampering in the Second Degree (NY PL 156.26) directly relates to the damage caused by the accused. While not required, Computer Tampering in the Second Degree is often alleged to have occurred in the corporate context as opposed to a familial or divorce situation where one party accesses and ultimately damages the property of another.
Generally, you are guilty of the crime of Computer Tampering in the Second Degree if you use a computer or the associated service or network and intentionally cause damage to the computer’s program or data in an amount that exceeds $3,000.
A “D” felony, Computer Tampering in the Second Degree is punishable by up to seven years in state prison.
For further reading on the degrees of Computer Tampering, please review the general Computer Tampering information page. Additionally, information on these and other crimes can be found on the New York Criminal Lawyer Blog.
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