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Possession of Child Pornography Investigations in Stamford

  • A child pornography investigation usually begins with a search warrant.
  • Stamford police will search your home and seize your iPhone, laptop and all of your electronic devices.

  • As scared as you may be, you should not speak to police without an attorney present.
  • Possession of Child Pornography is a very serious felony in Stamford that has mandatory minimum jail time.
  • If you’re being investigated for Possession of Child Pornography in Stamford, call an attorney before speaking with police.

Should I Give the Police the Password to my iPhone?

Not without talking to an attorney. During a Stamford child pornography investigation, the police will likely try to get you to give them your password by telling you they are going to get a warrant for your password anyway, or that they will eventually have access.

While it is true the police might be able to eventually get a warrant, they cannot get into every iPhone with a warrant. You always have the right to speak to an attorney before making an extremely important decision like this. Tell them you want to speak to your lawyer and don’t give them any information until you do.

Do I Have to Talk to the Police When They Are In My Home with a Search Warrant?

The best Stamford lawyers are often asked, “Should I talk to the police during a child pornography investigation?”   The answer is no, not until you speak with an attorney.  The police know they are in a position of power and authority over you during a search warrant execution, and this will make you feel pressured to cooperate. No matter how much pressure they apply and how often they tell you things will be easier for you if you talk, don’t do it.

After a Search Warrant, Can I Delete Pornography from My iPhone Cloud?

No. This is an all too common mistake made in Stamford possession of child pornography investigations.  Once you’re aware you are under any kind of Connecticut law enforcement investigation, it is illegal to delete images because they constitute evidence.  Even if you wipe your electronics clean remotely, this is still considered tampering with evidence.

The Police Took my Electronics during the Search Warrant. Now what?

The State Lab will conduct a forensic analysis of your computers and other electronics and review any images on them.  If they find illegal images, they will apply to the Court for an arrest warrant charging you with Possession of Child Pornography. What degree you are charged with depends on how many images they find on your devices. Possession of Child Pornography charges in Stamford are felonies with 1 to 5 years of mandatory prison time, sex offender registry, and sex offender probation.

Is COVID-19 Affecting Child Pornography Investigations?

No. In fact, many of the best lawyers expect to see an uptick in Possession of Child Pornography investigations. This means that despite the pandemic, police will be showing up at homes with search warrants to take your computer, phone, and other electronics and conduct a forensic analysis.  This means they will need time to actually analyze your phone, so you likely won’t leave your house in handcuffs.

Let a Top Stamford Attorney Possession Help with Your Child Pornography Investigation

The police don’t give you any warning when they are on your way to your house. They show up very early in the morning, take your electronics, and leave to analyze them while you wait on pins and needles.  Our team of lawyers at Mark Sherman Law can help you and your family, quickly and cost-effectively. Read our hundreds of certified reviews from past clients on Avvo.com. Then call our Mark Sherman Law defense team today.