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

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Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless
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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
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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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