A Utah principal is in legal hot water after he admitted to viewing pornography on his phone in his elementary school office.
Chad Christman reportedly told a school district police detective that he had accessed a pornographic website while in his school office in February. The Utah principal has been charged with a class A misdemeanor; he resigned his position two weeks ago.
Invoke Your Constitutional Right
One of Christman’s biggest mistakes, besides viewing porn at work, was discussing his case with police without the advice of a Utah criminal defense attorney. Keep in mind that you are under no obligation—and, in fact, it can be to your detriment—to talk to law enforcement about any criminal matter they believe you’re involved in.
Don’t be afraid to use your Constitutional right to remain silent when approached by police. They will likely try hard to get you to talk, but you don’t need to admit anything without consulting an attorney.
Viewing indecent material or pornography while on school property is, as we mentioned, a class A misdemeanor if you’re 18 or older. It’s a class B misdemeanor if you’re under the age of 18. Additionally, each incident of viewing porn can be charged separately; if you access a porno website three separate times, you will likely be charged with three misdemeanors.
Ask a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney for Advice
Contact a Utah criminal defense attorney if you’re facing any criminal charges, or even if you’re being investigated by law enforcement. You don’t have to wait to be arrested to benefit from top legal representation. Make the right call today.