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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Police Need A Warrant for GPS Tracking

By: Peter J. Lamont, Esq.
New Jersey Business and Personal Law Attorney
Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that police must obtain a warrant before placing a GPS tracker to a suspect's vehicle. 
A case involving three brothers who allegedly burglarized area Rite Aid pharmacies was the first to present the Fourth Amendment question in the circuit since the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. Jones last year.
The Court ruled that the district judge's decision to suppress all of the evidence collected from the GPS tracker since it was gathered through a warrantless search. 
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