Forked River, NJ asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for New Jersey

Q: I was arrested on a bogus 911 call they have a warrant to see if anything on my phone was pinged back to me.

I have a restraining order on someone and they violated it using a text now number but the cops are trying to see if it gets pinged back to my phone

I received a summons when I was arrested last, if they were to find something on the phone would I be arrested again or would it go to court with the summons I have already

1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes, generally if you have a restraining order against you and they find something to show you have contact with the victim, you would be arrested on a warrant and can even be held over until trial. Get a lawyer if you think they may find something, especially one good with hiring and using a forensic computer/phone expert because it sounds like you will need one. These are tough and expensive cases to win, you can easily spend 75K or even 100K, with experts and attorney fees, but if staying out of jail is your wish the result may be priceless.

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