Apr. 13, 2023 – People v. Meza (2nd Dist., Div. 7, B318310)

Before pleading guilty to murder, appellants moved to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to a “geofence” warrant that directed Google to reveal the location of appellants’ cell phones. The Court of Appeal finds that the warrant lacked the particularity required by the Fourth Amendment and was impermissibly overbroad, but affirms the convictions under the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule given the “dearth of authority” on the issue and the novelty of the surveillance technique.