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Warrant for Cell Phone and Cell Site Records

On June 5, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear and review a case of whether law enforcement and prosecutors will need to first obtain a search warrant in order to review a person’s cell phone records and cell-site records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user. The Supreme Court Justices will be reviewing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit’s decision in Carpenter v. United States. If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that a search warrant is necessary, it will raise the bar for the government to have to show more than just reasonable suspicion, but the higher standard of probable cause. Stay Tuned….

I have been working in the criminal court system as an attorney for 22 years in Volusia County, Flagler County, and throughout Central Florida. I have dealt with the issue of warrant-less searches of cell phone data, both pretrial and at trial. If you have a case that involves such an issue, and you would like to discuss your case and representation, please give me a call at 386-257-1222. The initial consultation is free.