Protecting Yourself If Your Computer Was Searched

You might have been subject to a search and seizure, specifically related to your computer, by law enforcement. In some cases, the authorities will attempt to confiscate your computer and all of its contents. However, they are supposed to request only the information listed in the search warrant, as opposed to taking your entire computer. This should involve conducting a keyword search without looking through everything else on the computer. They do not need to look at each file or document for review. In this respect, a computer search differs from searching through a file cabinet. Our Fresno criminal lawyer can provide you with further clarity on computer searches.