Chet Pleban: Police cell phone searches

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(KTVI) - He predicted the downfall of red light cameras and so far, it has happened. Now, John Pertzborn gets defense attorney Chet Pleban's prediction on the future of police cell phone searches.

The U.S Supreme Court is to decide on whether or not police can search cellphones without obtaining a warrant at the time of arrest. Courts have long allowed police to search people without warrant, but a smart phone has more information in it than most people keep in a house.

In the 2009 case of David Riley, when pulled over in San Diego, police found guns. Riley's phone had enough contacts and information to convict Riley of several felonies.

The founding fathers never intended such a wide search without warrant.

A decision is expected in June.


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