my son was caught with pictures (texts) in his cell phone that the sheriff went

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    joe1ant2posted 7 years ago

    my son was caught with pictures (texts) in his cell phone that the sheriff went through without...

    his permission and now arrested him  and was charged with felony vandalism because supposedly the city we live in has  0 tolerance for vandalism and they said that the pictures (Texts) even though he didnt do it the pics are just as good as if he did. Is that True?

  2. point2make profile image81
    point2makeposted 7 years ago

    He placed himself at the scene of the vandalism. He incriminated himself by taking pictures with his cell phone and you are wondering if the sheriff has the authority to do anything about it? Perhaps, for his sake, getting arrested is good thing. Maybe it will get his attention and make him stop his activities before he gets in serious trouble. You are not helping him by trying to get him off on a "technicality".Taking responsibility, for what he has done, is the right thing to do.

  3. privateye2500 profile image44
    privateye2500posted 7 years ago

    Legally speaking - NO - in most states or provinces, NO, no - NO!.  The sheriff cannot go through his personal belongings without a warrant.

    In any event - even if he *had* a warrant (which it does not sound like he did) - it does not PROVE your son took the pictures.

    Way too many people do Not know their rights!!

 
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