Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: A warrant for a cell phone is the warrant supposed to state exactly what is being searched for what about Facebook?

Is a person supposed to be named in a social media or cell phone search

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Jason R Wareham
Jason R Wareham
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: In general, a warrant should reasonably describe the location to be searched. When it comes to online material, a lot of identifiers can reasonably describe the location (e.g., account name, account link, profile like, cell number, username, etc.). Not necessarily a name.

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