Can police officers search a car without a warrant?
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees “[t]the
right of the people to be secure in the persons, houses, papers and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures.” The US Supreme Court has determined
that police officers may conduct a search of a car without a warrant if there
is probable cause to believe that the car contains evidence of a crime. The
Court reasoned that cars can be easily moved about and individuals have minimal
expectation to privacy with respect to their cars.
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