4.29.2016

No Warrant Needed to Get Cellphone Records, Nevada Justices Rule

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

By SANDRA CHEREB
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU

CARSON CITY — Law enforcement does not need to show probable cause and get a warrantbefore obtaining cellphone records that show a person’s general whereabouts and phone usage, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The opinion by a three-judge panel upheld the murder, burglary and robbery convictions of Donald Taylor for the 2010 killing of Michael Pearson during a marijuana drug deal in Las Vegas. Taylor is serving a sentence of life without parole.

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