Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement

Learn what—if not a warrant—police need to conduct a search.

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The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that searches must be "reasonable." That's essentially the determination courts must make when law enforcement agents conduct a search without a warrant: Was the search reasonable? Some kinds of warrantless searches presumptively are.

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