Maryland Panel: Warrantless Use Of Phone-Tracking Device Violated 4th Amendment

Mealey's (April 4, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT) -- ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Holding “that people have an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy in real-time cell phone location information,” a Maryland Court of Special Appeals Panel on March 30 upheld a trial court’s finding that law enforcement’s use of a cell-phone-tracking device without a warrant violated a suspect’s rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, invalidating a subsequent search warrant and evidence obtained with it (State of Maryland v. Kerron Andrews, No. 1496, Md. Spec. App.; 2016 Md. App. LEXIS 33).

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