San Diego Law Review

“Criminal Cases Gone Paperless”: Hanging With the Wrong Crowd

January 5, 2010

By Daniel B. Garrie and others

Long gone or fading fast are the days when only bookmakers, ponzi schemers, predatory mortgage brokers, and insider traders, just to name a few, relied on paperwork to carry on their daily business. The paperless world has come full circle. Not even “respectable” lawbreakers can get along without some electronic communication device or computer. Much to the chagrin of criminal lawyers who often lamented their clients opening their big mouths to the cops, the criminal case has gone paperless. Criminal lawyers now will be heard advising their clients not to put anything in e-mail or on the Internet unless they want the cops to read it.

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