Own a Computer With Someone Else? Be Careful!

We all know that while buying a computer has become easier than it was ten years ago, a fairly simple laptop with a minimum software package can easily approach $1,000.  Therefore, it is not uncommon for two people, especially students, to co-own a computer.  Beware, however, as a co-owner can consent to a police search of a computer, which could reveal presumably password-protected material, such as child pornography (or other things).  Click on the attached article to read about a case where this issue became a big deal – http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1845185.html.