Reply to post: My Passphrase

FYI: Yeah, the cops can force your finger onto a suspect's iPhone to see if it unlocks, says judge

Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

My Passphrase

'IBuriedTheBodiesAt123MainStreet' is self incriminating by itself. But not of the crime for which I am charged with and for which a warrant has been issued. It's a crime that the police may not be aware of. So forcing me to reveal it would be self incrimination and beyond the scope of the current warrant or investigation. You are not getting my pass phrase.

I think a defense along these lines was actually tried once. Can't unlock my phone. Because I might be guilty of other crimes, evidence of which might be on that phone. No, I'm not telling you what those crimes are.

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