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Riley v. California – Accessing Cellphones of Citizens Under Arrest Requires a Warrant

Posted in Searches & Seizures

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held, in Riley v. California, that law enforcement officers must get a warrant before searching cellular or wireless telephones seized from persons under arrest. Riley actually involved two cases. In the first, David Riley was stopped by police for an expired tag. The officer discovered Riley’s license had… Continue Reading