Assume a California search warrant has been issued to search a California residence and to search items of personal property (documents, computers
, CD's, hard drives) within the residence seeking evidence of illicit still photos and video footage.
Assume the on-site search did not immediately reveal any evidence of criminal
Assume the local law enforcement agency suspects, but has no reason other than ‘his gut instinct’ that there may be evidence revealed through forensic examination.
Must the items be examined only on-site?
Must the California search warrant state which, if any, items will be removed to an off-site facility for closer scrutiny?
How much time does such an off-site facility have to perform its forensic examination?
Offer your comments on: Assume that, even in absence of evidence indicating criminal activity, the items listed above were confiscated.