Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 2 months ago

What charges would a bunch of kids get if they are just caught deleting evidence on a police computer and infecting it with viruses?

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The maximum penalty in the UK or US would be six months imprisonment per item accessed or harmed.

    eg. For each file changed or deleted, there would be a separate offence.

    And possibly two or three separate charges for each stage of accessing and changing or deleting each item.

     Plus charges for damage & costs caused by the "virus".

    Then, add the basic tampering with evidence & obstruction of justice charges etc. which could add a few more years to the accumulation from the computer charges.

    And when (if) you get out of prison - no worthwhile job, no trust, no mortgage, nothing at all that requires a clean record, for the rest of your life..

  • Adrian
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Depends on what country you did this. In China or Russia, you would simply "disappear" forever. Other countries would have some form of criminal charges. In the US, it is possible it could be labelled as domestic terrorism.

    Thus, in most cases, serious trouble for even attempting it...

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Malicious mischief, destruction of public property, obstruction of justice...

  • 2 months ago

    The charges would be as long as your arm, and would land you in federal prison. It would lead to a LIFETIME of your activities on a computer being monitored by the government, or a lifetime ban on using a computer.

    The government would crawl up your butt and STAY THERE for the rest of your life.

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