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Search and Seizure

Lea en español Your Right to Be Free From Unreasonable Search or Seizure The 4th Amendment provides everyone with protection from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” The 4th Amendment also requires that a court find probable cause before issuing a search warrant. The courts have consistently held that these rights only apply if a person has […]

Search & Seizure Law

Lea en español The 4th Amendment protects two fundamental liberty interests: the right to privacy and the right to freedom from arbitrary invasion. A search occurs when a government employee or agent violates a reasonable expectation of privacy. A seizure is the interference with an individual’s possessory interest in property. The property’s owner must have […]

Searching vehicles

Obviously, it is illegal to throw a bottle or other incriminating evidence out the window or to otherwise attempt to dispose of evidence if you are pulled over. Police officers are also trained to keep an eye on you for any sudden movement the moment they engage to pull you over. A sudden motion can […]

Miranda rights and search warrants

If you are being arrested, the police must tell you your Miranda rights if they intend to ask you questions. If the police are asking you questions and you think you are involved in a crime, you should tell them that you do not want to answer questions until you see a lawyer, even if […]

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

The government tends to rely on information gathered from individuals and business when dealing with most criminal cases. In the Constitution, the Fourth Amendment protects person and corporations from overzealous investigative activities by the government. It protects the rights of the people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. In most cases a search […]

Understanding Search and Seizure Law

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution places limits on the power of the police to make arrests, search people and their property, and seize objects and contraband (such as illegal drugs or weapons). These limits are the bedrock of search and seizure law. This article covers the basic issues that you should know about […]

Government searches

Lea en español The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution gives people the right to be secure in their homes from unreasonable government searches. It is clear that the police cannot search a person’s home without a warrant. The rules surrounding searches and seizure may also apply to cars, offices and individuals walking down a street. […]