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State v. K.C.

State v. K.C.

Case Date: 12/07/2016
Citation: State v. K.C., 207 So. 3d 951 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)
Court Type: District Court of Appeal
Court: Fla. 4th DCA
Judge: Judge: Martha C. Warner
Rule(s): 4th Amendment

The State searched an abandoned, password-protected cellphone without a warrant, and Defendant filed a motion to suppress. The issue was whether the search violated Defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights.


The Court affirmed Defendant’s motion to suppress. The Court determined that a warrant was required to search a password-protected phone even if it was abandoned, due to the amount of information stored in a cell phone and the expectation of privacy in that information.

Relevant Documents:

(Access to the case is confidential so the Briefs are unavailable)


E-Discovery Issues: Admissibility, Motion to Suppress
E-discovery Tags: Preservation and Collection, Privacy, Sources of ESI
E-discovery subjects: Cell phone

Published: December 21st, 2017

Category: Uncategorized

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