Was that search legal or not?
Thousands of court cases have addressed the question: Did the police act legally when entering a home, business, or car, and then performing a search? Learn about some of the most basic elements of law that make a police search legal or unlawful.
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The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. But what, exactly, does that mean?
In most cases, police must obtain a search warrant before conducting a search. Learn about when and how the police obtain a search warrant and when a warrant might not be necessary.
Learn what—if not a warrant—police need to conduct a search.
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