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Can drones spy on criminal activity?

Can Drones Spy on Criminal Activity?


In the never-ending development of criminal law, based upon the never-ending development of technology, a new wrinkle has occurred.

Thanks to the Florida legislature, effective July 1, 2015, a drone is not allowed to be used in law-enforcement to spy on alleged criminal activity — without first obtaining a warrant. This is remarkable legislation, as usually it is up to the courts to preserve individual rights.

Based upon this new legislation, lawyers will soon be inquiring of law-enforcement how probable cause was developed for warrants and arrests.  There will be arguments with the prosecution regarding information and evidence obtained contrary to this law.

If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, be sure that your selection criteria includes not only credentials, but also past experience and an ability to remain current with the issues of today.

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