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Category: Search and Seizure

When Are the Police Allowed to Search My Belongings?

Posted in General,Search and Seizure on December 28, 2018

The fourth amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches of personal property by police. The word reasonable, however, means this search is open to some interpretation. The fourth amendment does make clear that police need written permission to search a person’s belongings if they are investigating him or her of a crime. If the person does… read more