You’ve seen this movie before and it ends with a mom crying. A mom who will never be the same.
And, you hear this all the time–speed kills.
And, you hear this all the time–don’t drink and drive.
The case for today is G.A.Q.L. v. State but G.A.Q.L. is a juvenile offender so we don’t use his name, we use initials. I’m going to call him “G” for short. 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 15240 (Fla. 4th DCA October 24, 2018).
Based on the statements above, you now know what happened, but let me give you the facts anyway. “G” was speeding, wrecked his car, and killed one of his teenage passengers. “G” is a juvenile, and his blood-alcohol level was a 0.086. Basically, that’s over four times the legal limit for minors, the limit for minors being a 0.02.
“G” survived the crash and another passenger also survived. That passenger decided to chat with the police.
The surviving passenger told the police that “G” had been drinking vodka that day (why get in the car with him? They’re kids, remember? And, I’ve rode with friends on occasion that, in hindsight, was a not so smart idea). The passenger told the police she was communicating with “G” via his iPhone that day and even after the crash. These communications became evidence of sorts, and the police were able to obtain a warrant to search “G”s iPhone 7.
Why is important for you to know that this was an iPhone 7? Well, there’s a problem with iPhone’s.
The police can’t crack them. Continue Reading