No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy with a Credit Card

By November 28, 2015 December 10th, 2015 Criminal Defense Detroit MI

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy with a credit card.

financial transaction device defense attorneyThere is no reasonable expectation of privacy with a credit card. In United States v Bah, 794 F3d 617 (6th Cir. 2015) the court upheld the validity of a prolonged traffic stop for the reason that the police had an individualized suspicion to extend the stop because during the time the passenger was searching the car’s glove box the police saw multiple credit, debit and gift cards.  The court stated that “the storage capacity of the magnetic strip of a credit, debit or gift card pales in comparison to that of a computer hard drive, cell phone, or even audio cassette.” Therefore, there was no reasonable expectation of privacy.

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