Trevor also never saw his laptop again, which, as he found out, survived with only a corrupted hard drive and destroyed metadata.Now unable to prove his innocence against the word of law enforcement and facing a potential ,000 in legal fees and five to 25 years in prison if brought to trial, Trevor, like most other people in similar situations, took a plea deal: one year in jail for one potentially suspicious cached thumbnail image.Every state has its own set of laws about which offenders need to be monitored or banned from using the internet and to what extent. if you establish a new email address, computer log-in or screen name or identity, instant-message identity or electronic chat room identity." Parole and probation officers inconsistently hand out and enforce such restrictions, and the laws differ for those on parole, probation, community supervision and the registries.
Even a small chance of extended incarceration wasn't a risk he was willing to take.
So now Trevor is thinking about his Furby and whether his probation officer thinks it will pose a risk to society.
He is also barred from owning or using i Pads, Apple computers, smartphones, site-based email and gaming systems, such as Xbox and Play Station.
"The conditions of my internet use indicate that they have the right to look at anything that is on my computer screen, any keystrokes that I enter, any websites that I visit, and they have the right to come to my home and search my computer at any time," Sam said.
As a registered sex offender, Trevor must abide by a bewildering array of rules, regulations and restrictions.