Posted on: February 6, 2015 by in Criminal Defense
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Orange County criminal defense attorneyIt’s the 21st century and we live in a surveillance society. You probably already know about the government’s ability to track your cell phone calls and monitor your online activity. What you may not know about is the StingRay device, an intrusive cell phone surveillance technology more-or-less secretly used by law enforcement. Courts are now rejecting the use of this device and the secrecy that surrounds it. If you are charged with a sex crime, a drug crime, or a theft or robbery in Orange County based on evidence gathered by a StingRay device or some other surveillance technology, get legal help immediately and discuss your case at once with an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney.

An IMSI catcher – commonly called a StingRay – functions like a cell tower. It can track a suspect’s location and provide other information. The federal government has been using StingRay devices since at least 1995. Although the StingRay is now commonly used by federal, state, and local law enforcement, they’ve all tried to hide their use of StingRay devices. In one Maryland case last year, a judge suppressed cell phone evidence after the police refused to explain how they used it to locate their suspect in the case. In another Maryland case, a prosecutor withdrew the evidence gathered by the device and dropped all charges against the suspect.

If you are prosecuted for a crime based on evidence gathered by surveillance technology, you will need an aggressive defense attorney who will insist on full details and complete disclosure regarding the surveillance. If your rights were violated by the police, a good defense lawyer can use that violation to your advantage. If you’re accused of any sex, drug, theft, or robbery crime in Orange County, get legal help and arrange to speak with an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney immediately.