Mealey's IP/Tech - Florida Panel Finds Evidence From Warrantless Cell Phone Search Is Inadmissible

Mealey's IP/Tech - Florida Panel Finds Evidence From Warrantless Cell Phone Search Is Inadmissible

MIAMI - Absent a showing that an arrestee's cell phone contained evidence that was likely to be destroyed, a Florida appeals panel on Aug.6 held that credit card evidence obtained from the phone by arresting officers without a warrant was improperly admitted and should have been suppressed (Viervens Saint-Hilaire v. The State of Florida, No. 3D12-1730, Fla. App., 3rd Dist.; 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 12039).

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