No Warrant Needed by Police to Search Phones, Says Calif.
Replying to: Wow, ridiculous by kvlt_ov_personality
Re: Wow, ridiculous
I agree it's unconstitutional to search your property without a warrant, and a cell phone is no different. The problem is if this law were ruled unconstitutional, which it probably will be, and the cop really wants to look at your phone, he's going to do get a warrant- potentially detaining you for hours in the process. Warrants aren't always issued in a timely manner. It's allow the cop to see a text you sent to your friend while driving or sit in your car for hours. Pick your poison