Cyber Crime Lawyer
About Kolsrud Law Office
Kolsrud Law Offices, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a prestigious federal criminal defense firm founded in 2006 by Josh Kolsrud, a former state and federal prosecutor. This award-winning firm offers a wide range of services to defend clients facing various federal charges.
Here is a comprehensive list of their specialties:
- Domestic Violence
- Assault on a Federal Officer
- Bank Robbery
- Bulk Cash Smuggling
- Counterfeit Money Charges
- Credit Card Fraud
- Cyber Crimes
- Drug Trafficking
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- Federal Corporate Fraud
- Federal Firearms Crimes
- Human Trafficking Charges
- Identity Theft Charges
- Illegal Reentry defense
- Possession of False Documents
- Sealing Criminal Records services
- Sex Crimes
- Sex Trafficking
- White Collar Crimes
- Wire Fraud
- Workers Compensation
About Josh Kolsrud
Josh Kolsrud, a founding partner of Kolsrud Law Offices, brings a vast wealth of experience in defending clients against various federal offenses, including cyber crimes.
Beginning his legal journey at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Josh has handled thousands of felony cases, earning the "Attorney of the Month" award multiple times. He has served in the Major Crimes division, the Repetitive Offender Bureau, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for over five years, handling complex criminal cases, including specializing in cyber crimes.
Josh's experience as a federal prosecutor of over 3,528 cases equips him with unique insight into the legal complexities of cybercrimes, thus enhancing his capacity to provide a robust defense for his clients. Moreover, his time as a Senior Trial Attorney in Coconino County and his successful authoring and winning of two complex appeals before the Ninth Circuit demonstrate his unparalleled legal expertise.
An active member of the State Bar of Arizona since 2007, Josh's exceptional reputation among his peers reflects his expertise in his field.
ABOUT CYBER CRIMES
Cyber crimes, encompassing activities such as hacking, identity theft, online scams, or cyber-stalking, are prosecuted at both federal and Arizona state levels, with varying charges and potential penalties. Federal cyber crimes are usually more severe, involving cases with cross-state or international elements. Several federal laws govern these offenses, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act. Convictions often lead to hefty fines, lengthy prison terms, or both.
On the other hand, Arizona state cyber crime laws apply when the activity is confined within the state's boundaries. State laws include ARS 13-2316 about computer tampering, which is typically classified as a class 3 felony, depending on the severity and intent of the crime.
Defense strategies employed by attorneys in cybercrime cases often revolve around questions of jurisdiction, violation of search and seizure laws, lack of intent, or challenges to the validity of digital evidence. In many instances, an attorney may argue that the defendant did not intentionally engage in an unlawful activity or was authorized to access the computer or network in question.
What can you expect from the Kolsrud Law Offices?
When you choose our law firm to represent you in your domestic violence case, you can rest assured that we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to defend your rights and protect your interests. We will work tirelessly to investigate the facts of your case, identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and build a strong defense that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your situation.
Our criminal defense team has a deep understanding of Arizona's domestic violence laws, as well as the strategies and tactics that are most effective in defending against these charges. If necessary, we will also fight for you in court, presenting a compelling and persuasive case to a judge or jury. Josh Kolsrud is a skilled trial lawyer who is not afraid to take on even the most challenging cases. We will aggressively advocate for your rights and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
CITIES WE SERVE
Kolsrud Law Offices, based in Phoenix, Arizona, offers comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the state, serving major cities such as Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Yuma, Tucson, Glendale, Flagstaff, Nogales, Chandler, and Scottsdale.
With its vast experience and award-winning legal expertise, the firm is dedicated to defending clients charged with federal offenses. Recognizing each city's unique characteristics and needs, Kolsrud Law approaches each case with a deep understanding of local legal laws. As a result, clients across these diverse cities receive personalized, strategic defenses tailored to their specific situations.
Kolsrud Law Offices is committed to delivering exceptional legal services regardless of location. Its wide geographic coverage and a robust understanding of federal laws make it a go-to defense firm for those charged with federal offenses in Arizona.
Phoenix, the bustling capital of Arizona, had an estimated population of nearly 1.8 million as of 2021, making it the most populous city in the state and the fifth largest in the United States. Its demographics highlight a rich multicultural mix, with Hispanic or Latino residents constituting approximately 42.6%, non-Hispanic whites about 41.8%, African Americans at 6.9%, and Asians around 3.8%.
The legal framework in Phoenix comprises both state and federal courts. The Maricopa County Superior Court is the main state court serving Phoenix, dealing with many cases ranging from criminal and civil to family and juvenile law. Annually, this court handles upwards of 320,000 cases.
At the federal level, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, located in Phoenix, is one of the busiest federal courts in the country. It processed over 5,000 criminal cases and 3,500 civil cases in 2022 alone, marking an increase from the previous year.
Regarding case outcomes, recent statistics reveal a conviction rate of 90% for federal offenses in Arizona, above the national average. On the state level, the overall felony conviction rate in Arizona was about 68% in 2021, closely reflecting the rates in Maricopa County.
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Chandler, a flourishing suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, had an estimated population of over 270,000 residents as of 2021. Its demographic makeup illustrates a multicultural community with about 60% non-Hispanic white, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Asian, and 7% African American.
Regarding local justice, the Chandler Municipal Court manages city-level cases, including traffic offenses, city ordinance violations, and misdemeanor criminal cases. More serious crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, one of the nation's most populated court systems.
Chandler is part of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona's purview, one of the busiest federal courts due to Arizona's proximity to the Mexico border. This court oversees numerous cases annually, covering various criminal offenses.
Regarding case outcomes, precise data for Chandler may not be readily available. However, being part of Maricopa County, its case outcomes typically mirror county trends. As of 2021, Arizona's federal conviction rate was roughly 90%, higher than the U.S. average. Meanwhile, the state's overall felony conviction rate was approximately 68%, reflecting the conviction rates in Maricopa County.
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Flagstaff, Arizona, is home to nearly 77,000 residents as of 2021. This vibrant city, renowned for its proximity to the Grand Canyon and as a hub for scientific discovery and arts, has a diverse population with around 70% non-Hispanic white, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Native American, and 2% African American.
The Flagstaff Municipal Court addresses local cases including traffic violations, city code violations, and misdemeanor offenses. More serious crimes come under the jurisdiction of the Coconino County Superior Court, a general jurisdiction court handling a broad spectrum of civil and criminal cases.
On the federal level, Flagstaff falls within the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, one of the most active federal courts in the country, largely due to Arizona's border with Mexico.
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Located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Glendale, Arizona, is a dynamic city known for its sports and entertainment venues, with a population of over 254,000 per the 2021 estimate. The demographic breakdown includes approximately 48% non-Hispanic white, 39% Hispanic or Latino, 7% African American, and 5% Asian.
Glendale City Court deals with misdemeanor offenses, traffic cases, and city code infractions. For more serious crimes, the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County takes precedence, processing complex cases in criminal, civil, family, and juvenile law.
On the federal level, Glendale falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, one of the nation's most active federal courts due in part to Arizona's border with Mexico.
Though Glendale-specific data may be limited, it's useful to note overall legal trends in Arizona. In 2020, the federal conviction rate in Arizona was around 90%, exceeding the national average. State-level felony convictions in Arizona hit approximately 68% in 2021, indicating an effective legal process across the state. These figures, while general, reflect the rigorous legal environment within which Glendale operates.
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Mesa, Arizona, is a bustling city known as a hub for higher education and a thriving arts scene, with a population nearing 518,000, making it one of the most populous cities in the state. The age demographic is fairly evenly spread, with 27% of the population under 18, 29% between 25 and 44, and approximately 17% aged 65.
The Mesa Municipal Court services the city for lower-level offenses and the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County for more serious crimes. Meanwhile, federal matters fall under the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, one of the busiest federal courts due to Arizona's border with Mexico.
Though specific statistics for Mesa are not readily available, broader Arizona data suggests an efficient judicial system. As of 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona ranked third in the nation for criminal case filings per judge. On the state level, Maricopa County, which includes Mesa, witnessed nearly 30,000 criminal case filings in 2020. This suggests that both state and federal courts covering Mesa manage a high volume of cases efficiently, reflecting a comprehensive and diligent legal environment.
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Nogales, Arizona, located on the U.S.-Mexico border, is a town of around 20,000 residents known for its vibrant Hispanic culture and significant import-export industry. The 2021 Census indicates a nearly 96% Hispanic or Latino demographic, affirming its status as one of Arizona's most predominantly Hispanic towns.
Nogales Municipal Court manages minor offenses such as misdemeanors, traffic cases, and city code violations. The Santa Cruz County Superior Court, handling serious crimes, covers a wide range of civil and criminal cases.
Nogales' border location puts it within the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona's jurisdiction. This federal court ranks among the busiest in the U.S., dealing primarily with immigration and drug-related offenses due to its geographical position.
While exact statistics for Nogales aren't readily available, we can look at wider Arizona data to understand the judicial landscape. In 2021, about 60% of federal defendants in Arizona were sentenced to prison, slightly above the national average. For state-level felonies, approximately 35% of convictions resulted in probation sentences in the same year, reflecting the seriousness with which Arizona courts treat these offenses. Even though these numbers represent the entire state, they offer insight into the legal system Nogales residents navigate.
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Located within the Phoenix metropolitan area, Scottsdale, Arizona, has a rich cultural heritage and a population of roughly 250,000. According to 2020 Census data, the majority of residents, approximately 80%, are non-Hispanic whites, followed by 11% who identify as Hispanic or Latino, 3% as Asian, and 2% as African American.
Scottsdale's judicial branch comprises the Scottsdale City Court for minor infractions, such as misdemeanors, traffic violations, and city code infractions. In contrast, the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County tackles more serious criminal cases and is one of the country's largest court systems.
On a federal level, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona governs Scottsdale, known for its heavy caseload due to Arizona's proximity to the Mexico border.
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Tempe, Arizona, recognized for housing Arizona State University's main campus (ASU) campus, is an energetic city in the Phoenix metro area. As of the 2020 Census, its population of nearly 190,000 comprises a diverse mix with around 58% non-Hispanic whites, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 7% African American, and 6% Asian.
The local judiciary consists of the Tempe Municipal Court, presiding over misdemeanors, city code violations, and traffic cases. Serious crimes fall within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, one of the most active unified court systems in the nation.
In federal matters, Tempe is served by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, a court known for its high caseload due to the state's border with Mexico.
Though specific Tempe case data is limited, statewide statistics shed light on the overall picture. In 2021, the prison sentencing rate for federal defendants in Arizona was about 60%, somewhat higher than the U.S. average. Also, state-level felonies resulted in probation sentences in approximately 35% of convictions in the same year, reflecting the effectiveness of Arizona's legal process. ASU's vibrant student life also shapes the demographic and economic profile of the city.
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Tucson, Arizona, the state's second-largest city, is widely recognized for hosting the University of Arizona. As per the 2020 Census, its diverse population of about 540,000 is distributed among 43% non-Hispanic whites, 42% Hispanic or Latino, 5% African American, and 3% Asian.
Tucson's judicial system incorporates the Tucson City Court, addressing misdemeanors, traffic violations, and city code contraventions. More serious crimes are dealt with by the Superior Court of Arizona in Pima County, which is among the busiest unified court systems in the country.
At the federal level, Tucson comes under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, known for its high caseload due to the state's proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border.
While Tucson-specific case statistics are not easily accessible, broad Arizona data is informative. For instance, in 2020, the federal sentencing rate in Arizona reached approximately 60%, exceeding the national average. The city's cultural, economic, and academic atmosphere is significantly shaped by the presence of the University of Arizona, adding a dynamic and diverse character to Tucson.
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Yuma, Arizona, is close to the U.S.-Mexico border and is recognized for its exceedingly hot desert climate, often topping the nation's temperature charts. It houses around 100,000 residents, with 2020 Census data indicating the demographic distribution as approximately 50% Hispanic or Latino, 41% non-Hispanic white, 3% African American, and 2% Asian.
Local legal matters such as misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and city code violations are handled by the Yuma Municipal Court. For graver offenses, the jurisdiction lies with the Superior Court of Arizona in Yuma County, a constituent of one of the country's largest unified court systems.
Regarding federal jurisdiction, Yuma falls within the ambit of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, which frequently sees a heavy caseload due to Arizona's border location.
Though Yuma-specific legal statistics aren't readily available, broader state-level data offers valuable context. For instance, in 2020, the percentage of cases in Arizona leading to federal imprisonment was roughly 55%, surpassing the national average. Furthermore, the probation sentencing rate for state-level felonies in Arizona was around 35% in 2021. Yuma's profile is uniquely characterized by its intense heat and agricultural significance, being a leading producer of winter vegetables, especially lettuce.
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Why Choose Josh Kolsrud
With over 100 trials to his name, and years of experience as a state and federal prosecutor, Josh understands the law, the legal process, and your rights. Josh is also committed to representing every client with utmost integrity and dedication
Josh has prosecuted major crimes on the state and federal level, led a successful anti-human sex trafficking operation that saved lives, and argued before countless juries and justices for his clients
Josh is an expert in both Arizona and federal criminal law, and is ready to put that expertise to work for you.
As a prosecutor, Josh saw far too many defendants lose their livelihood due to poor representation. Josh will always give every client his complete attention and effort