Judge jails defendant for failing to unlock phones
It started out as a civil rights battle in a Tampa courtroom, and now a cell phone password might be a defendant’s key to freedom. A judge threw William Montanez behind bars for failing to unlock his phones Thursday, which wasn’t how Montanez or his attorney expected their day in court to end. "Basically, my client has been denied his liberty today without due process," said attorney Patrick Leduc. To understand how Montanez got here, we go back to June 21. Montanez was on the road when suddenly he got pulled over for not properly yielding.