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Police Need a Judge's Approval Before Searching Cellphones

shutterstock_108732014-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngThe U.S. Supreme Court showed surprising unanimity in its ruling that police must obtain the approval of a judge before searching the cellphones of individuals they have arrested. The 9-0 decision was made in protection of everyone's constitutional right to privacy.

According to Elizabeth Wydra, the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center's chief counsel, Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion for the court "was a broad and sweeping ruling in favor of privacy."

Read more about this issue in an article by the Daily Herald.

Martin & Kent, L.L.C. - Here to Protect Your Rights

Even after you are arrested, you have the right to privacy until officers obtain a warrant to search your property. Warrants can only be obtained when from an impartial judge. If you are the victim of an unlawful search and seizure - including after your arrest - Martin & Kent, L.L.C. can fight for you.

Our DuPage County criminal defense attorneys know the details of Illinois criminal law. We know how to skillfully handle your case in court in order to convince a judge and jury that you are the victim of an unlawful search, whether it was your home, your care, your computer or your cellphone.

Call now at (888) 388-9151 to speak with a criminal attorney.

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