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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
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How old is your son?
Do you know if there is any illegal contest in your son's ipad?
Such as child pornography ?
Not that we are aware of. He and the school said it was raunchy pornography links but not child.
Well, this is a serious situation, especially if there is a chance that your son's ipad might contain any type of illegal content.
Basically, this is a situation which required immediate attention of a local experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with juvenile criminal justice system.
It is never a good idea to give consent to search, especially if the ipad might contain some type of illegal material that can subject your minor son to disciplinary or even criminal prosecution.
Does this make sense?
I agree but am trusting that he is being honest when he said no. He has received 5 days suspension which is less than all the other students because he was not forwarding any of the links that were sent him.
If you refuse consent, then police can still try to obtain a search warrant, but the search and seizure of the ipad can be later challenged by your local criminal defense attorney, in case if any evidence against your son are found on the ipad.
Yes, I wasn't sure if we could refuse or just be there for the viewing of the materials that are in question and not let them download the entire ipod.
Unfortunately, the risks in a situation like this are too high to take and try to hope that ipad is "clean".
You have the right to refuse consent and to defer this matter to your local criminal defense attorney.
I see, and that makes sense. Thank you.
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