If I show digital proof of insurance to officer on my cell phone, am I implying consent to view other information or data on my phone?

Such as contacts, texts, call logs, etc.?

Asked on February 14, 2019 under General Practice, Arizona

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

No, you are not implying consent to anything other than what you are showing to the officer, the same way that if you pulled an insurance card out of your glove compartment, that would not give the officer the right to rummage through the glove compartment or other paperwork. Showing an officer item or document X does not provide consent for him to look at anything else.


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