TYLER - Officials say your cell phone records are fair game especially if you're involved in an accident.
An East Texas attorney tells us police are required to have a subpoena to get a person's cell records. Attorney's, with the individual's consent, can request cell phone information directly from the phone provider.
The focus then turns to the content of those records, which contain an individuals cell phone usage and time of calls, and texting time. Attorney's say they look to see if the phone was in use around the time that an accident occurs. Officials say while most accidents don't involve criminal charges cell phone records used in previous cases have been helpful.