We need attorneys to weigh in on this proposed state statute to regulate drones. Does it really accomplish much? It allows for the “Plain view” doctrine (anything in plain view of an officer can be seized without a warrant) and hasn’t the Supreme Court ruled that anything seen while flying over property is in plain view? Open fields are also considered exempt from search and seizure protections, so does the bill’s requirement that law enforcement get a warrant for gathering criminal evidence apply to open fields? What law enforcement activities does this really prohibit?

“Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act”

Missouri House Bill 1204

4th Amendment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *