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If I am suspected of drug dealing and the police decide to

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If I am suspected of drug dealing and the police decide to look into my phone, How long can the police hold on to my mobile phone without charging me? and if the police find texts regarding drug deals can those be used as evidence even if I am not the only one with access to the phone?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  legal verdicts replied 6 years ago.
As to question one, there is no set time.

As to question two, the act taht other people have access to the phone would go to how much weight to give the evidence not to whether it can come in against you. Obviously, you or your attorney would argue hard to the jury that equal access by others means they cannot prove you sent the messages.

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