"With the advancement of technology, cell phones are no longer just used for one purpose. Often times they can hold valuable information that if it weren’t on a cell phone, authorities would need warrants for,” stated Heath D. Harte.
(PRWEB) May 14, 2014
In light of a pending ruling from the Supreme Court regarding the requirement for a warrant prior to searching a cellphone, New York Attorney Heath D. Harte releases a statement. In several recent cases, cellphone searches have either lead to the conviction or release of a suspect, according to the ABA Journal.*
“It will be interesting to see the ruling passed down by the Supreme Court in the upcoming days. With the advancement of technology, cell phones are no longer just used for one purpose. Often times they can hold valuable information that if it weren’t on a cell phone, authorities would need warrants for,” stated Heath D. Harte.
According to an ABA Journal article, the first case the Supreme Court would be hearing was from a 2009 arrest of David L. Riley. Riley was allegedly pulled over for having an expired registration; police found weapons in his vehicle and a search through his cellphone tied him to a shooting.
Another cellphone search was found unconstitutional in the arrest of Brima Wurie in 2007, according to the ABA Journal. A search through Wurie’s cellphone tied her to gun and drug chargers, the evidence was later thrown out.
“This ruling has the potential to redefine several cases where a cell phone search played a key role in the conviction of a suspect. Defense lawyers could potentially call these searches into question to determine if the cell phone was properly and legally gathered evidence,” continued Harte.
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