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In a case explicitly decided to set a precedent, the California Appellate court has determined police officers can rifle through your cellphone during a traffic violation
Originally posted by sixswornsermon
I wonder exactly what they expect to find on a person's phone???
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
My phone has a code that must be entered in order to open its contents. I will forget it in the event that I am pulled over.
Originally posted by silent thunder
It is often said, "As goes California, so goes the nation."
“The deputies had unqualified authority under Gant to search the passenger compartment of the vehicle and any container found therein, including Reid’s cell phone. It is up to the US Supreme Court to impose any greater limits on officers’ authority to search incident to arrest.”
Florida and Georgia are among the states that give no protection to a phone during a search after a violation has been committed. In particular, Florida law treats a smartphone as a “container” for the purposes of a search, similar to say a cardboard box open on the passenger seat, despite the thousands of personal emails, contacts, and photos a phone can carry stretching back years.