Hello, a friend of mine used his phone to meet with a prostitute. They texted to make all arrangements. However, he fall for her after few times and started dating. After a month, she got arrested for prostitution and the police issued a search warrant on her phone? Is it possible or likely that the police will charge him with any crimes regarding prostitution?
He lives few hours away from where the arrest happened.
THank you !
It is possible he will be charged if the police are able to develop enough evidence from the information on the phone. It is likely that they will try to develop other evidence such as her statements or admissions from your friend. he should not talk to the police about this. If he is contact by police or charged he should hire a lawyer immediately.
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Your friend needs to speak to a local experienced criminal defense attorney. The police may well try to obtain enough evidence to charge him. Also this is a public web page and anyone, including the police, can read it, so you should not post any more details about your friend on this site.
From those facts it would be difficult to determine whether or not he could be charged - of course it would depend on what is on her phone as the other attorneys have posted. If he is charged the court might find it difficult to accept the "dating" assertion. If contacted by law enforcement he should respectfully decline to speak to him/her and then seek legal representation.
If there is evidence on her phone indicating criminal activity has occurred then yes the police may very well charge the people involved in that criminal activity.
If police find evidence of your "friends" crime, he could be charged.
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Your friend needs to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. It is vital that he understand exactly what he is facing and what his options are if the police try to contact him.
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