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How long does it take for police to track IP Address?

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If a minor got naked on, and assuming chaturbate reported it to law enforcement, how long would it take to subpoena address from the internet service provider and then track and make arrest?

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They generally move as fast as they want to move. If they feel the need to expedite a subpoena, they will. It is really up to his cooperative the ISP wants to be.

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There is no set time.

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Depends on the police and how quick they work. Consult with a local criminal defense lawyer shortly.

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The way you asked the question makes it sound to me that you might be in fear for yourself. If that is the case, you should speak to a lawyer before they find you. You may be able to head some of this problem off.

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Andrew M. Jaffe
Attorney at Law
Practice Limited to E-Commerce and Internet Law

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