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Search Warrant Not Required to Search Abandoned Cell Phone

Both the United States and Missouri Supreme Courts require a search warrant for a police officer to search a cell phone, except in certain circumstance. One well-recognized exception to this rule is exigent circumstances, defined as “whether the facts… would lead … Continue reading

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Police Cannot Search Cell Phone Without A Warrant

In Riley v. California, the United States Supreme Court held that  the police can no longer search cell phones without a warrant.  This decision may not have a significant impact in Missouri because Missouri courts already held that you could … Continue reading

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