Illegal to obtain cell site location information without showing probable cause. On June 11, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, as a matter of first impression, held that the Stored Communication Act, which allows the government to obtain cell site location information without showing probable cause to track a person’s location, violates a person’s Fourth Amendment rights. The court held in the future law enforcement will be required to obtain a search warrant based upon probable cause. Cell site location information allows law enforcement to track a person’s historical movement while they were using their cell phone.
If you or a someone you know had their cell phone illegally searched during an arrest, please contact me for more information.