Jun 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Warrant Required to Search Cell Phones

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of new privacy laws, requiring police officers and law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant before searching criminal suspects’ cell phones or other small electronic devices. The unanimous 9-0 vote of the justices ruled smart phones and other electronic devices are not in the same category as [...]

Dec 24, 2012

The Cops are Pressuring Me. Should I Consent to a Vehicle Search?

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A routine traffic stop on a Tennessee road may lead an officer to ask you some questions such as if you are carrying any weapons, are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or whether you consent to a search of your vehicle. Generally, under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting unreasonable searches [...]