Saturday May 04, 2013

Florida Supreme Court Rules on Cell Phone Searches

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled this week that police cannot search through a person’s cell phone without first obtaining a search warrant. The ruling stems from a burglary case where evidence leading to conviction was obtained directly from the suspect’s confiscated cell phone.

"At this time, we cannot ignore that a significant portion of our population relies upon cell phones for email communications, text message information, scheduling, and banking," read the majority opinion, authored by Justice Fred Lewis.