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State Computer Crimes laws
A quick guide to legal codes in each state.
State
Code
Public Access Link
Notes
Alabama
§13A-8-110 - 19
Alabama Digital Crime Act.
Alabama Computer Crime Act (13-8-5) was repealed in 2012 –> Was replaced with the AL Digital Crime Act Civil Suits are permitted
Alaska
11.46.484
“Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree”
Arizona
13-2316
Computer tampering; venue; forfeiture; classification
No misdemeanor computer crimes but there are felony computer crimes
Arkansas
§ 5-41-103 & 5-41-104
“Computer Fraud” // “Computer Trespass”
California
CA Penal Code Section 502
California “Computer Crimes”
Colorado
§ 18-5.5-102
“Computer Crime”
Connecticut
Computer crimes: Sec. 53a-251 through 53a-256; Internet crimes: Sec. 53-451 through 53-454
Computer crimes; Internet crimes
Delaware
§ 935
“Misuse of Computer System Information”
Georgia
Article 6
Computer crimes
Hawaii
HI Rev Stat 708-895.5 to 708-895.7
1st Deg Unauthorized Computer Access // 2nd Degree // 3d Degree
Idaho
ID Code § 18-2202 (2012)
Computer Crime
Illinois
720 ILCS 5/16D‑3
“Computer Tampering”
Indiana
IC 35-43-1-4
“Computer Tampering”
Iowa
IA Code § 716.6B
“Unauthorized Computer Access”
Kansas
KS Code 21-3755 & 21-5839
Computer Crime, Computer Trespass // Unlawful Acts Concerning Computers
Kentucky
KY Code 434.840 - 860
“Unlawful Access to a Computer”
No civil provision
Louisiana
LA Rev Stat § 14:73.1 et seq
Computer Related Crime
Maine
Title 17-A, Chapter 18:
Computer Crimes
No civil provision
Maryland
§ 7-302
Unauthorized access to computers and related material
Massachusetts
Ch. 266 §33A
Obtaining computer services by fraud or misrepresentation
No civil provision
Michigan
752.791, et seq.
Fraudulent Access to Computers, Computer Systems and Computer Networks
Minnesota
609.87, et seq.
“Computer Crime” // Definitions // Computer Theft // Unauthorized Access // Facillitating Access
Mississippi
§ 97-45-1 (sec 1-33)
Computer Crimes and Identity Theft
Missouri
537.525, 569.095, et seq.
537.525: Tampering –> Civil Action Provision Tampering with computer data // Tampering with computer equipment // Tampering with computer users
Montana
Mont. Code Ann. § 45-2-101, § 45-6-310, § 45-6-311
Definitions // Definitions of computer use // Unlawful use of a computer
Nebraska
28-1343.01 - 1348
Computer Crimes Act
Nevada
NRS 205.473 - 513
Unlawful Acts Regarding Computers and Information Services
Civil Action allowed per NRS 205.511
New Hampshire
638:16 - 19
Computer Crime
New Jersey
NJ Rev Stat § 2C:20-1
Definitions //
New Mexico
§ 30-45-1 through 30-45-7
“computer abuse” // “unauthorized computer use” // definitions //
New York
Article 156
Offenses Involving Computers
North Carolina
Article 60 § 14-453 - 58
Computer-Related Crimes
North Dakota
CHAPTER 12.1-06.1-08
Computer fraud - Computer crime
Civil Action permitted
Ohio
2913.04
Unauthorized use of property - computer, cable, or telecommunication property
Oregon
ORS 164.377
Computer Crime
Pennsylvania
18 Pa. Cons. Stat. §7601-7661
Computer Offenses
Rhode Island
RI Gen L § 11-52
Computer Crime
Civil Action permitted
South Carolina
Chapter 16
South Dakota
S.D. Cod. Laws § 43-43B-1 to § 43-43B-8
Computer Programs
Virginia
18.2-152.1, et seq
Virginia Computer Crimes Act
Washington
9A.90
Civil Action permitted
Wyoming
WY Stat § 6-3-501-505
Computer Crimes
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