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Carpenter v. State

Carpenter v. State

Case Date: 06/29/2017
Citation: Carpenter v. State, 228 So. 3d 535 (Fla. 2017)
Court Type: Florida State Court
Court: Florida Supreme Court (Fla.)
Judge: Justice: R. Fred Lewis
Rule(s): 4th Amendment

Defendant sought review of the First District Court of Appeal’s ruling denying a motion to suppress, which was in direct conflict with the Second District Court of Appeal as to whether a warrantless search of a cell phone violated a Defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights.


The Court quashed the First District Court of Appeal’s ruling and held that the good faith exception relied on by the First DCA did not apply in the instant case.  Officers conducting the warrantless search of Defendant’s cell phone relied on unsettled case law that was still under review at the time of the search.

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E-Discovery Issues: Admissibility, Motion to Suppress
E-discovery Tags: Forensic Analysis/Examination, Privacy, Sources of ESI
E-discovery subjects: Cell phone, Email, Phone records, Text message

Published: March 19th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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