Evidence is something that the police like to hold on to, and the more evidence
they have, the stronger of a case they can build against a
defendant. It should come as no surprise that cell phones are
potentially key pieces of evidence. However, you need to have a reason
to keep an item as evidence other than it happened to be "in the right
place at the right time."
Let's say your son is in a car with some of his friends and for some reason,
they are pulled over in a traffic stop. Let's say that during
that traffic stop one of his friends had a container with Fentanyl in it
under the seats and it was found. The police may then take all cell
phones in the car as evidence of a potential drug dealing conspiracy.
If, indeed, your son's cell phone has no connection to the dealing of
illicit substances, the police may not simply give it back and you may
have to file a motion to regain possession of it.
If you have any questions about any criminal defense matter, or if you
have been arrested or charged with any crime, and if you live in
Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or
anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with
DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal