The Amazon Echo home assistants are capable of reciting the latest news and ordering you a transport, but can the famous "Alexa" also be helpful in cracking a case? According to Amazon, the Echo generally records mere snippets of conversation when triggered by the wake word, "Alexa." The question remains are those tiny bits of conversation useful and are they legally accessible?
In criminal cases defense attorneys are charged with protecting the rights of their clients. Among those rights is the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects, among other things, against unlawful search and seizures.