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State v. Worsham

State v. Worsham

Case Date: 03/29/2017
Citation: State v. Worsham, 227 So. 3d 602 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)
Court Type: District Court of Appeal
Court: Fla. 4th DCA
Judge: Judge: Robert M. Gross
Rule(s): 4th Amendment

The State appealed the trial court’s granting of Defendant’s motion to suppress information obtained from a vehicle black box, alleging that the information contained within the black box was not subject to Fourth Amendment protections.


In a matter of first impression in Florida, the Court upheld the trial court’s ruling, and affirmed Defendant’s motion to suppress. The Court found a reasonable expectation of privacy in information from the black box, which contained information that was not held out to the public. Downloading the information from the black box without a warrant and without exigent circumstances thus violated Defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights.

Relevant Documents:

Appellant’s Reply Brief

Appellee’s Answer Brief

Initial Brief on Merits


E-Discovery Issues: Admissibility, Motion to Suppress
E-discovery Tags: Preservation and Collection, Sources of ESI
E-discovery subjects: Vehicle Black Box

Published: December 27th, 2017

Category: Uncategorized

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