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Possession of Child Pornography Investigations & Search Warrants in Connecticut

  • Possession of Child Pornography is a serious felony in Connecticut.
  • During a search warrant execution, Connecticut police will take your computer, phone, and other electronics.
  • Don’t speak to the police without an attorney present.

  • If you’re being investigated for Possession of Child Pornography in Connecticut, call an experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorney today

3 Things to Know if the Police Show up at your Door with a Search Warrant for Your Phone & Computers

Many of the best Connecticut attorneys expect to see more Possession of Child Pornography investigations, with police showing up at homes with search warrants.  You’ll be told to step aside while they take your computer, phone, and other electronics.  Often, they’ll take your items for examination, so you won’t be arrested on the spot.

If you’re served with a search warrant for suspected child pornography, remember the following three things:

1) Should I Talk to the Police?

No. The top attorneys are often asked, “I was served with a search warrant, should I talk to the police?”   The answer is no, not until you speak with an attorney.  No matter how much pressure the police put on you – even when they tell you it’ll be “easier” or “better” if you just speak to them without an attorney – don’t do it.

2) Should I Delete Illegal Images from my Phone or Cloud after the Cops Come with their Search Warrant?

No. This is a huge mistake attorneys see their clients make too often.  Once you know you’re being investigated for Possession of Child Pornography in Connecticut, it’s illegal to delete anything on your cloud, including images or evidence.  Even if you do it remotely from the Cloud, tampering with evidence is a felony crime.

3) Should I Give My Computer Passcode to the Authorities?

Absolutely not. If the police show up and seize your electronics in relation to a Possession of Child Porn investigation in Connecticut, they’ll likely demand your passwords.  No matter what threats they make (that they’ll get a warrant anyway, that you need to cooperate, that it’ll be worse if you don’t tell them), you have the right to an attorney to help you make this decision.  Tell them you want to speak to your lawyer and don’t give them any information until you consult a top attorney.

What Happens after the Search Warrant is Executed?

The police / Connecticut State Lab will review any images on your devices seized during a child pornography investigation.  If they find illegal images, they will prepare an arrest warrant for Possession of Child Porn.  All Possession of Child Pornography charges in Connecticut are felonies and come with 1 to 5 years of mandatory jail time.  Police will also look to at how images got there, to see if they can also charge you with the additional crime of Importing Child Pornography.

Contact a Connecticut Possession of Child Porn Defense Attorney Today

Often, you only become aware of a Child Porn investigation in Connecticut once police come to your door with a search warrant, take your electronics, and leave you completely panicked about what’s to come.  With so much on the line, you need experienced representation as soon as you know you’re under investigation.  Read our hundreds of certified reviews from past clients on Avvo.com. Then call our Mark Sherman Law defense team today.