Are Warrantless Cell Phone Searches Legal?

Though state and federal courts are divided on the issue, it seems as though warrantless cell phone searches are spreading across the country at analarming rate.

How is this even legal?

According to courts in California, Florida and Georgia, warrantless cell phonesearches are justified under the “search incident to a lawful arrest” exception to the 4th Amendment’s warrant requirement.

Because the Supreme Court has not ruled on the issue of warrantless cell phone searches, there is still a lot of confusion amongst courts and civil rightsadvocates.

For instance, the Ohio Supreme Court has nixed warrantless cell phonesearches, but CNN reports that the California Supreme Court has approved them.


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