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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Cell Phone – Warrantless Search – Abandonment (access required)

Even though defendant’s cell phone was password-protected, after he lost it at the scene of a burglary, he did not try to retrieve it and therefore abandoned it. Since the phone was abandoned, police could search its contents without a warrant. We affirm the Court of Appeals’ decision, which upheld the trial court’s determination that the ...

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