Answer: There are a variety of criminal charges on both the federal and state levels for crimes involving computers. One example is a state criminal charge of Unlawful Use of Computerized Communication Systems. Behavior that falls under this offense includes the use of computers to make threats or to make harassing or frightening messages to another person. Other offenses involve using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. We have also represented people in both state and federal court engaged in crimes called cyberstalking, which uses a computer in which to commit a crime. Penalties vary according to what the crimes are.