“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
Evidence comes in many forms. What you say and the objects in your possession can be used against you by law enforcement officers if your statements and property are legally obtained. But what about the information on your cell phone?
Cell phones are a one-stop shop to your whereabouts, activities, thoughts and associates. Your electronic footprint can say more about you in a glance than an hour of questioning with an attorney present.
Recent developments in the battle over whether cell phone data is private or discoverable without a warrant include the following:
Since the use of a cell phone is voluntary and users readily provide tracking information to cell phone service providers, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that consumers are aware that cell phone tracking information is not held private.
The controversy is clear. How soon the question is settled depends on the U.S. Supreme Court. If you are arrested in Ohio, speak with an attorney at the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey experienced with your specific criminal charges and with the issues of search and seizure.