We’re doing a series of videos about new changes to law in the State of California that took effect on January 1st, 2016.
Now one of the changes that got the most press when the bill was passed through the legislature and the governor signed it was this issue of the police’s ability to search and seize cellphones, and information from cell phones and other electronic devices.
Now, in the state of California it’s unlawful for the police to seize information from a cell phone without first getting a warrant. That’s a very important change the law especially as cell phones become more and more part of our daily lives.
That being said, just because the law is passed doesn’t mean the issue around what it means is anywhere close to settled.
As with any other new law now, it’s for the lawyers and the courts to litigate about what the legislature meant when it passed that bill, and that’s going have a huge implications for a lot of people who are involved in cases where the police took information off of the cell phone.
If you’re one of those people or your loved one is one of those people where evidence was seized off of an electronic storage device, it’s very important that you have a qualified experienced criminal defense attorney involved to see what sort of issues could be brought to bear to potentially suppress that evidence and prevent it from being used in court.
You’re welcome to call our office. We offer free consultations, and we’re always happy to talk to you about what we can do to help.