ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- An appellate judge has found in favor of Matthew Pollard, who said he should not have to give up his phone password as part of a robbery investigation.
The case stems from a 2018 incident in which Pollard was accused of robbing two people who thought they were meeting him for a drug deal.
Detectives took his phone, believing it contained incriminated information. However, Pollard refused to give up his password for the device.
A circuit court judge initially ordered Pollard to give his password, however, the appellate court sided with Pollard saying he has 5th amendment protection against self-incrimination.