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Search and Seizure Cell Phone

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Jul 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

The court of trial court issued an Order finding M.H. in contempt for refusing to provide passcode to access his cell phone in connection with a search warrant. The Court of Appears upheld the lower court's Order because M.H. had not yet been charged with any crime related to his phone. The court reasoned any arguments challenging the warrant's issuance and the propriety of the traffic stop and seizure of his phone are premature.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-seven years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida before going in to private practice and representing good people in bad times who have been accused of criminal offenses, dui, and appeals.


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