Can police officers search a car without a warrant?
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees â€œ[t]the
right of the people to be secure in the persons, houses, papers and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures.â€ 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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