Searched my phone without a warrant?

Mark Rollins Criminal Law


Get a search warrant to search my cell phone

So recently, I had a client charged with a number of felonies.    Officers found a gun nearby where he was standing.  The officers chased him and searched him and recovered his cell phone.  On his cell phone were pictures of a gun.  The officers viewed the cell phone and charged  him with a number of felonies related to the gun found near him.  Fortunately for my client while his case was pending the United States Supreme Court reached a decision in Riley v. California.  In Riley v. California the Court held that police must first obtain a warrant before they search your cell phone.    So what happened to my client’s case.   The government conceded the violation and the Judge found no nexis between him and the gun and the charge was thrown out.