Legal Update - Can Police Read your Texts without a Warrant?

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A new California Supreme court case may change law enforcements ability to search your cell phones for emails, texts and personal photos WITHOUT a search warrant. This case is significant because this changes the way the fourth amendment is being interpreted The case rules that police can now search through your cell phone for up to 90 minutes after your arrest. So anything observed on your cell/smart phone such as privates and personal texts, emails, photos or other data can now be used as probable cause for your arrest or in your prosecution for a criminal offense. For more answers, visit us at http://www.carlsonmeissner.com/practice-areas/dwi-dui-defense-attorneys.aspx or call us at 1-800-529-5655

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