Hawkins v. StateAnnotate this Case
This case arose from the arrest of defendant for various crimes, including an attempted violation of the state's controlled substances act following an exchange of telephone messages between defendant and law enforcement officers who posed as another individual. At issue was whether the Court of Appeals properly determined that a police officer's search of a cell phone incident to arrest was lawful. The court found that the Court of Appeals gave appropriate guidance regarding the scope of a search of a cell phone incident to arrest and reviewing the reasonable scope of the search was largely a fact-specific inquiry. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.