Re: Can a Po Read Emails That Are Between You and Your Lawyer
Unless your probation documentation places specific limitations, your PO can search anywhere he/she wants in any property under your domain...your person, residence, vehicle, computer, cell phone, whatever. So, yes, he/she can go through your emails and read them...along with your browsing history, chat sessions, downloaded files, and everything else. However, that does not mean that you have given up confidentiality regarding attorney/client communications. While your PO can read anything on your computer, nothing in any attorney/client communication can be used against you in court or to violate your probation...well, unless you are giving your attorney information about planned future crimes (plans for future crimes are not confidential and your attorney actually has a legal obligation to report such!)
Your PO has no authority to restrict your communication with your attorney. He/she can disapprove all he/she wants, but he has no authority to tell you to stop. If he/she tries to do so, you should complain to his/her supervisor. If you don't want your PO to see the communications at all, securely delete them.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.