Is it legal for the sheriff’s station to seize a computer from 1 of our employees if it belongs to our company and is about a matter from a previous employer?

It is for further investigation.

Asked on February 3, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If it is evidence of a crime, or the fruits of a crime (e.g was stolen from someone else, or bought with stolen money) even a crime that predates your use and/or ownership of the computer, they may seize it; the fact that the crime is a previous one does not mean that evidence or stolen goods will be ignored. If this does not answer your question, you should repost with additional detail.

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