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Flying Witnesses: Admissibility Of Drone-Gathered Evidence In Florida

February 22, 2016

This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly. Reprinted with permission.

If reported surveys are accurate, Americans are ambivalent about the potential consequences of operating drones in both the public and private sectors; however, mixed feelings do not seem to be slowing the growth in their ownership and use. It seems inevitable that trial courts will be called on to exclude or admit evidence that was gathered remotely with the use of a drone. This article explains the legal framework the Florida courts will use when ruling on the admissibility of drone-gathered evidence.  Read the entire article here.

Trial Advocate Quarterly