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Can evidence from a person's stolen phone be used to

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Can evidence from a person's stolen phone be used to initiate a criminal investigation?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 2 years ago.

The evidence from the phone can be used, and there is a process for obtaining the records from the phone company. Both text and phone calls can be used in evidence, and are quite commonly used. The fact that the phone was stolen may be important because it could raise an issue that somebody else make the phone call or send a text after the phone was stolen