Miami criminal defense lawyer asks NSA for phone records to prove client’s innocence
Recently it was revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting phone records as part of its controversial surveillance program, sparking a great deal of bipartisan outrage throughout the United States. In the wake of this scandal, however, one Miami criminal defense lawyer has filed a motion asking the NSA for Metro PCS data it may have that could help him prove his client’s innocence.
According to TechHive, Terrence Brown faces charges related to the attempted robbery of several armored vehicles. The source states that prosecutors are presenting cell phone records as evidence that Brown’s four alleged co-conspirators were in the same area where the incident took place. When Brown’s Miami criminal defense lawyer tried to gain access to his client’s phone records, though, he found that service provider Metro PCS no longer had them, so now he is turning to the federal government.
“The government must be ordered to turn over the records for the two telephones that it attributes to Mr. Brown for the dates which are relevant to this case,” said the defendant’s Miami criminal defense lawyer, who hopes to use this information to prove that his client wasn’t present at the crime scene.
According to the Naples Daily News, experts say that it is unlikely that the attorney will be met with compliance.
“The chances that he will succeed in pulling these calls out of the bowels of the federal government are rather slim,” Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, told the source. “It would be interesting to see if the government would claim a national security privilege.
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