So I am a 290 on probation on just one count. Its my first ever thing on my record. Next week I'm getting my ankle GPS off because it doesn't have to do with my type of case but now probation is not letting me use my Iphone or internet anymore even though my crime isn't a internet crime. They claim to "not know I had a Iphone" and its not in my terms restricting me. My question is can I legally still use my Iphone as long as I don't use the internet on it or using/ downloading any apps? Would that be violating probation when they say I can't now use a computer device or internet? Its not worded as smartphone, I have no problem letting them check it or even bringing it in for checks. I also doesn't have any internet restriction and haven't got into any trouble while on probation, this is all the probation department choice.
Strongly encourage you to discuss these details with your attorney and with your probation officer. You don't want to screw this up.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
It all really depends on the specific orders from the judge when you were put on probation. If you don't have that information, you can get it from your lawyer or your probation officer. If the judge didn't say no internet, then probation can't just impose that condition without a valid reason.
As for using an iPhone without internet, that seems impossible to me. The phone is automatically connected once phone service is activated. But if probation is satisfied that internet can be turned off, then you should be ok.
Soak with your attorney about your sentencing restrictions. There are phones out there that do not have internet features .
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
I actually have anticipated this problem for some time. We have typically gotten cell ohones allowed, but probation has the internet computer prohibition. Id have to see your actual order but you likely need to go to court to get the term clarified otherwise probation will likely violate you.
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