My question involves criminal law for the state of: Tx
I had my laptop stolen from my truck at a truckstop in dallas while i was sleeping in the bunk by some drug addict types. luckily i wasnt injured and they didnt get my wallet or much money. the loss of the laptop was enough. i have changed all passwords and engaged an identity monitoring service, lifelock. the detective tells me they know who is doing it and they are building a case on the individual and plan on making an arrest. the where abouts of the laptop is anywhere, could have been sold to another trucker or to a drug dealer or a pawn shop. I see no evidence that it has been used to get on line or that my info has been tampered with.
my question is that i had some pirated software on the laptop. a pirated software uses a small program that defeats the registration process of a software and allows the user to extend the trial, sometimes indefinitly. i dont sell that software nor and i am not a programmer. i suppose this is akin to downloading music with out paying for it. there are maybe 5 pirated progs on the laptop. if the laptop should turnup, could an officer start looking thru my hard drive and programs for anything and find the pirated copies and get on me about that. one could say that perhaps someone else put the software on the laptop. so should i be worried that this could come back at me?