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Supreme Court Says, Police Cannot Search Cell Phones- Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas

Tim Powers

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 an attorney. Criminal Defense Lawyers with Unparalleled Passion for Success Providing Quality Representation for your Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Carrollton, Corinth, Highland Village Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Denton County, Tarrant County, Collin County, or Dallas County criminal case