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Old 12-31-2011, 04:52 AM   #21
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I have a brand new phone, I'll have to see if I have that option on it.



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Well my iTouch had the option but i didn't find it on my droid 2. Damn.



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Just checked, mine doesn't have it either.

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I'm sure there's an app for that.

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As I understand Ohio law (in Columbus, not sure if its state wide or not yet) they must observe you texting to cite you for it. Otherwise it would require consent or a warrant.

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Well my iTouch had the option but i didn't find it on my droid 2. Damn.
I am aware of the "hard reset" button on my phone, but i would have to back up more often to make that an option. I would also have to have more incriminating stuff on my telephone & be more scandalous.

Passcode does seem reasonable.
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As is the case when dealing with the need for a warrant. The courts will look at the circumstances. If there was time to get a warrant then you should have gotten a warrant. Exigent circumstances sometimes will allow search w/o a warrant. If the phone is seized, then a warrant is probably needed as there is time to get one.

PC for a search is not enough. One must have PC and exigent circumstances to justify searching with out a warrant.
That's correct. They could obtain a warrant though with just the probable cause. I would guess, and this is really a better question for Robo I think, that most officers probably wouldn't care to take the time to obtain a warrant for just a texting violation? Unless the person really ticked them off.
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Here's an app in development for Android that allows you to wipe your phone remotely. About.com: http://pcworld.about.net/od/phones/Android-App-Alert-Mobile-Defe.htm


A very relevant article Why you should always encrypt your smartphone

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Yep, I've downloaded an app that will allow me to track my phone if its ever stolen and wipe everything remotely. Its good stuff.

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That's correct. They could obtain a warrant though with just the probable cause. I would guess, and this is really a better question for Robo I think, that most officers probably wouldn't care to take the time to obtain a warrant for just a texting violation? Unless the person really ticked them off.
First off, to prove the allegation of texting while driving, one would not need the phone, only the number. A simple subpoena to the carrier to determine the exact time of incoming and outgoing texts. The only time I can see going even that far is in the event of a catastophic accident to try to determine the cause.


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