"They didn’t confiscate the drone. They gave the drone back to the individuals," he said. "They didn’t take the SIM card out of itbut we’ve gotfive houses here that everyone saw it – they saw what happened, including the neighbors that were sitting in their patio when he flew down low enough to see under the patio."
Now how is he supposed to prove his reasoning was justified? If they gave the drone back, what's stopping the owners from altering the data on it? His lawyers should move to dismiss, and it will indeed succeed but nothing good will come out of the result, unless he counter sues after winning the case.
"We live in a dangerous world."
Yes, yes we do. Thanks for the fire and brimstone.
Now to be fair, the spirit of the law must also be preserved. But I think that's what the Constitution is for.