4th Amendment Violation.

AuthorHawkins, Derek
PositionState of Wisconsin v. Lamondo D. Turrubiates

Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District III

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Lamondo D. Turrubiates

Case No.: 2020AP233

Officials: STARK, P.J.

Focus: 4th Amendment Violation

Lamondo Turrubiates appeals from an order that: (1) compelled him to disclose his cell phone passcode to law enforcement; and (2) found him in contempt and ordered him imprisoned as a remedial sanction after he refused to comply with the order to compel. Turrubiates argues that the order to compel violated his Fourth Amendment rights because at the time he was ordered to provide his cell phone passcode, police had not yet obtained a warrant to search his phone. Turrubiates also argues that the contempt order must be reversed because the circuit court failed to follow the mandatory statutory procedures for holding him in contempt and imposing a remedial sanction.

We reject Turrubiates' argument regarding the order to compel because the record shows that the State has now obtained a warrant to search his cell phone. As such, the factual basis for Turrubiates' only claim that the order to compel violated...

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