Did you know that you have a First Amendment right to photograph police officers and other government officials as they conduct official business? Throughout the country we’ve seen amateur photographers arrested and have their cameras or camera-phones confiscated (or even having individual photographs deleted). Public officials have no reasonable expectation of privacy when conducting official business in public.
Apparently Texas is considering a bill that would make it a crime to photograph officers. Click here for coverage of the pending legislation and its immediate critics.
If you’ve been arrested for photographing public officials, contact us today to discuss your legal rights and options.