Title: What Happens When Police Take Your Phone?
Description: In this video, Daniel explains what happens when police seize your phone in the state of Nebraska.
If law enforcement were to seize your cell phone, laptop or tablet they would likely obtain a search warrant to further search that device for any evidence of criminal activity.
As these devices are essentially mini-computers there is much information on there that could be used as evidence against a person depending on the nature of the charges. Things like GPS history, text messages, e-mails, browser history and photographs are all things that law enforcement will be looking to recover from the phone in order to try to support the charges filed against a particular person.
A specialist within the law enforcement would conduct what is called a forensic search of the phone in an effort to try to uncover this evidence.