Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas
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In today’s day of age, our cell phones are our
life. With all the new technology available to us, we are literally able to
control our life with our fingertips. According to
Pew Research, 90 percent of American adults have a cell phone. As you can see, we can’t
live without them! However, these devices house all sorts of information,
and police are trying to use them for criminal investigations.
However, according to
WFAA, as of this Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that cell phones
and smart phones cannot be searched without an issued warrant. When the
law comes down to
privacy vs. investigating crimes, privacy rights take the gold by a landslide.
This new ruling is based off two recent cases in California and Massachusetts.
These two cases were completely different except for the fact that neither
police officers in both cases obtained a search warrant before going through
the suspects cell phones, which contained incriminating evidence.
With all this new technology being available to us, it is getting harder
and harder for the government to protect its people under the Fourth Amendment.
Do you think it’s more important to protect our privacy, or do you
find it more important to catch criminals? These are both hard decisions
that have left the government going back and forth. It will be interesting
to see how much farther technology will push the law.
If you are seeking aggressive criminal representation by an experienced
criminal defense attorney for your Denton County criminal case or arrest
in Denton County, contact the offices of Tim Powers today. There is no
charge or obligation for the initial consultation. 940.580.2899
*Tim Powers is an attorney licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court
of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For
legal advice about any specific legal question you should directly consult
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