Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney for Invasion of Privacy Case Clients

Last February in Florida, a case of a robbery involving BB guns seemed to be an easy win for the prosecutors. However, according to The Washington Post, “[B]efore trial, his defense team detected investigators’ use of a secret surveillance tool, one that raises significant privacy concerns.” This led to the state judge offering the accused a plea bargain and ended up serving six months’ probation instead of two years. An experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney can do the same thing for their clients. The secret surveillance tool in question is a cell-tower simulator sometimes called a StingRay. It is used to pinpoint a suspect’s location by gathering signals from their cellphone and works by forcing cellphones in its area to register with it, then transmits the phone numbers and unique electronic serial numbers to the StingRay. The phone does not even have to be in use for this to work.

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