Jay Leiderman – Internet Crimes Defense Lawyer – Defense of Hacking, Fraud, Embezzlement, Identity Theft and other criminal charges in State and Federal court
|Jay busy at work, thinking of the next creative defense
to win his next case. Between his two computer
screens, phone and laptop, Jay employs
a lot of technology to defend criminal cases
“Hackers being prosecuted under the CFAA don’t just need digital experts; they need good defense against a law vague enough to encompass most anything”
Leiderman was also quoted in the esteemed New Yorker Magazine when one of his noteworthy cases was profiled.
The Los Angeles Times featured Leiderman’s case involving a man falsely accused of rape and kidnap: Could this be happening? A man’s nightmare made real
|Jay uses social media and other
non-traditional forms of communication,
such as jabber, to securely interact with clients
“The warrant did not give the power to rummage through the journalist’s files,”Leiderman said, adding “there is no indication of why all this information needed to be seized”.
“The days of ‘Let’s haul this kid in front of the judge, scare him and send him home with a warning’ are long since gone,” says attorney Jay Leiderman. “Prosecutorial discretion is a great thing if it’s exercised, but it doesn’t happen in any meaningful way these days, because prosecutions are so politicized.”
“There’s no such thing as a DDoS ‘attack’,” Leiderman said. “A DDoS is a protest, it’s a digital sit it. It is no different than physically occupying a space. It’s not a crime, it’s speech.”
Leiderman “runs the gamut” at his practice, where he focuses on civil rights, marijuana and civil law, he told TPM. During our phone conversation, he was headed to state court to represent the owners of a medical marijuana facility, based in North Ridge, CA.
Since the revelations of NSA surveillance and mass data collection, Leiderman has consistently referred to this as the “tin foil age.” It is a reference to the days when if someone thought the government was spying on them they would be seen as crazy – the kind of person that would wear a tin foil hat to combat the government surveillance. Now that we are all aware that our government is collecting mass data on so many people, we don’t think the tin foil hat wearing people were so crazy, hence “the tin foil age.”
|Jay Leiderman in the studio at the Huffington Post’s live internet Television broadcast. Jay is a frequent commentator adn is asked to participate in various forms of media.|
Luster’s attorney Jay Leiderman said his client was sentenced to 124 years in prison “for something that was worth a decade.” [Luster’s sentence was reduced from 124 years to 50 years, of which Luster will sreve 25, largely due to four years worth of hard work by Leiderman.]
|Jay on radio|
“I’m not saying we’re in a police state,” Leiderman says when talking about the restrictions, “but it sure looks like it when you evaluate the system of pretrial release.”
|Jay Leiderman interviewed on RT television news|
“Based upon this case, the government’s new position is that you are required to be clairvoyant in terms of determining what a protected computer is and what a non protected one is,” he tells me. “From now on you have to be a psychic…because if it isn’t password protected but it’s a ‘protected computer’ you’re potentially going to be found guilty.” From the Suicide Girls blog “We Are Weev”
Jay Leiderman, an attorney famous for defending hacktivists.
Leiderman is one of the three founders of the Whistleblower’s Defense League, A Legal Group Launches to Aggressively Challenge US Government Prosecutions of Whistleblowers
|Jay getting interviewed for a documentary film in his office|
Jay Leiderman co authored a book on the legal defense of Medical Marijuana crimes – the first of its kind in California. It is available used on Amazon.com, as the book sold out entirely from the large printing that publisher NORML commissioned.
Outside the federal detention center in Seagoville, Texas, [we] sat in a car for two and a half hours while lawyers Jay Leiderman and Tor Ekeland went inside to visit Barrett [Brown].