Do the police need a warrant to seize and search my cell phone on hearsay?

Asked over 2 years ago - Vancouver, WA

can the police seize my cell phone and search it with out giving me a copy of a warrant?

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  1. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr

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    Answered . Warrant is not needed if its a traffic stop. If its a home search, you are supposed to get a copy of the warrrant even if its after the fact. See the below Cases



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  2. Robert C. LeBrasseur

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    Answered . In Maine the police would need a search warrant even if it is a traffic stop unless you give consent.

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