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Criminal – Prolonged seizure of defendant’s cellphone rendered evidence inadmissible (access required)

Evidence from defendant’s cell phone should have been suppressed at trial because the police did not have a reasonable justification for their delay in obtaining a search warrant, but hearsay testimony was properly admitted because the defendant actively caused the declarant to be unavailable at trial. Background Appellant Samuel Pratt was under investigation by the FBI for ...

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