Search and Seizure By: Camella, maddie and jess

The fourth amendment does not give citizens an absolute right to privacy, and it does not prohibit all searches, only those that are unreasonable.

There is no explicit right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution, the fourth amendment sets out the right to be free from “unreasonable search and seizures.

The US Supreme court has sometimes used the concept of “reasonable expectation of privacy” to help determine whether a search was reasonable or not.

A search and seizure by any law enforcement officer without a search warrant and without probable cause to believe that evidence in a crime is present

Any evidence obtained from the unlawful search may not be introduced in court.

An individual is stopped for police questioning while walking down the street.An individual is pulled over for a minor traffic infraction, and the police officer searches the vehicle's trunk. An individual is arrested

Police officers enter an individual's apartment to search for evidence of crime.

Police officers confiscate an individual's vehicle or personal property and place it under police control.


CORNELIA, Ga. 2013: 10 officers rolled up a driveway in an armored Humvee, three of them poised to leap off the running boards. They carried Colt submachine guns. Deputy Jason Stribling took two swings with the metal battering ram. As the door splintered near the deadbolt, he yelled, “Sheriff’s department, search warrant!”

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