R v Fearon : Can Police Search a Cellphone Upon Arrest?

Important Update:  Please see the article by Juliana Ho about the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in R. v Fearon.  The Supreme Court of Canada decided that the police search of Mr. Fearon’s cellphone did breach his Charter s. 8 right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure but decided that despite this breach, […]

Authors:

Christine Chong
Christine Chong wrote this article for the Centre for Constitutional Studies website in 2013 while a law student at the University of Alberta. It is reprinted with the permission of the Centre.
 

Talking to the Police

The police are key players in the criminal justice system. “To prevent crime and to make sure that there is order in the community, police officers are given special powers to search, arrest and detain any individual who is committing, has committed or who is believed to have committed a criminal offence. However, these powers […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 


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