At Petit & Dommershausen, we get calls many times from parents who tell us that the police are at their door, they have a search warrant and they want to take all the computers, electronic devices and phones from their household as part of the warrant. They then tearfully explain that their child is alleged to be in possession of child pornography and that he is going to be questioned by the police. We have to reassure the parents that what the officers are saying might be technically true, there is, as Paul Harvey used to say, “The rest of the story.”
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The dangers of social media.
Your son has dated his girlfriend Jane for 6 months. At the last high school dance he breaks up with Jane and takes up with her best friend Mary. After a very public breakup, they exchange barbs with each other using various social media. As a result of facebook postings and twitter messages the word gets around school. The police school liaison officer decides to cool down the situation by intervening. The PSL interviews Jane and your son. The next thing you know, your son is charged with second degree sexual assault under Wis. stats. sec. 948.02(1)(b). Your son now will face up to 40 years in prison and registration as a sexual offender!
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