Search And Seizure Law
Legal Search & Illegal Search
Reasonable Search – Protective Frisk
The Fourth Amendment- Protecting Your Privacy
What Does The Fourth Amendment Protect?
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from:
- Search of personal items like: luggage, vehicles, papers etc.
- A police officer must have a warrant based on probable cause to search your home or other dwelling, except in certain exigent circumstances. Cars, however, may be searched without a warrant, if probable cause exists.
- Unreasonable searches and seizures
When Does The Fourth Amendment Apply?
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals:
- When the individual is arrested
- When an individual is stopped by a police officer while in a car, walking down a street, or on other public or private property
- When a police officer enters a person’s house/apartment/business, and places them under arrest
- When a police officer confiscates or seizes personal property
- What if My Fourth Amendment Rights Are Violated
- If an individual’s rights are violated by an illegal search and/or seizure under the Fourth Amendment, any evidence derived from the illegal search cannot be used in court. It is suppressed.
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