Legal Question in DUI Law in California

Is a Police Officer allowed to ask for and search the contents of your phone if you are pulled over for a texting while driving ticket?

Asked on 5/16/13, 1:33 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

You have, at best, grounds for a possible evidence suppression motion in your criminal case.

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Answered on 5/16/13, 4:34 pm
Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

If the officer asks to search the phone you should answer that you do not consent to the search. If the officer searches anyway you should talk to a lawyer, particularly if you are charged with a criminal offense.

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Answered on 5/16/13, 9:48 pm


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