Copying Harddrives by Police Agencies
Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:43 AM
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:20 PM
“The police searched all three hard drives and were able to recover evidence that someone had used this computer and the credit card that was reported stolen. One of the computers,”
Bottom line… like ScHwErV all ready said; you need a lawyer not a geek
Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:41 AM
From my experience, if you(or yor nephew) bought something online with a stolen credit card, the detective in charge of the case would simply get an administrative subpeona from the vendor for the IP address that made the purchase, with the date and time of course. Once returned, then another subpeona would be filed to the ISP to find the account's owner. The date and time is needed because most of these ISP's like Verizon, Comcast, ATT, etc. have dynamic IP addresses, so date and time is crucial.
There is always the possibility of a wireless network being used, however, I still believe probable cause existed to obtain a Search Warrant for your home, and your computer. If they then find that credit card info, and any files associated with the purchase in question, there is even more to pursue a complaint charge.
I can't speak inteligently about the exact curcumstances of your case, or what the detectives have for evidence, but it seems as if you are in a bit of a jam. The police have some evidence, and seem to want to move foward. At this point, I can only advise you about your Miranda Rights(You know, your right to remain silent) and to contact a Criminal Defense Attorney. Just because you are charged with a crime, doesn't mean the State has a strong case against you. So at this point, stop worrying about county lines, and whether or not they can actually prove your PC was the one where the card was used, because most likely they can, and just call a Criminal defense attorney, because thats what you need right now. Good Luck with everything.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:31 AM
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