I, personally, feel that if the police were allowed to search cell phones without a warrant that it would allow them to skip the trial by jury. Because, if we think about it, if we have incriminating evidence before a trial starts, the police can just say "Well, your phone says 'this'." Which, in my humble opinion would not allow the accused (key word, accused) a fair trial. Also, it could escalate to "Well, this was on your phone which we searched on the spot, so you're going to jail." If the officer has a warrant, then they have my permission to search my phone, lest they think I'm hiding something.
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