Florida Supreme Court: cops can’t search cell phone without a warrant

Today, the Florida Supreme held that while law enforcement officers properly separated and assumed possession of a cell phone from a defendant’s person during the search incident to arrest, a warrant was required before the information, data, and content of the cell phone could be accessed and searched by law enforcement.

Smallwood v. State, 38 Fla. L. Weekly S271a (Fla. May 2, 2012)