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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. It requires governmental searches and seizures to be conducted only upon ... Law enforcement officers need a warrant for most search and seizure activities, but the Court has defined a series of ...

www.answers.com/Q/In_most_circumstances_the_police_must_have_a_warrant_before_they_can_conduct_a_search_which_amendment_applies_to_this_scenario

In most circumstances the police must have a warrant before they can conduct a search which ... For an search to be lawful police must have either a warrant or?

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/searches-and-seizures-the-limitations-of-the-police.html

What rules must the police follow when engaging in searches and seizures? ... a crime has occurred, and that if a search is conducted it is probable that they will ... In many special circumstances, however, the police may be able to conduct a ... Example: The police have a warrant to search your basement for evidence of a ...

nationalparalegal.edu/conLawCrimProc_Public/ProtectionFromSearches&Seizures/ExToWarrantReq.asp

An officer is not allowed to perform a frisk (or “pat-down”) to look for mere contraband, ... A search incident to lawful arrest does not require issuance of a warrant. ... No warrant is required to seize evidence in plain view if the police are .... For the Automobile Exception, the officer must have probable cause to believe that the ...

www.justia.com/criminal/docs/search-seizure-faq.html

To obtain a search warrant, police must show probable cause that a crime was ... Where can police search and what can they seize under a warrant? ... Under some circumstances, police are authorized to conduct a search without first ... conduct a field interview if the officer has reasonable suspicion that criminal activity has ...

quizlet.com/27584287/criminal-procedure-crju-2146-flash-cards

what does Crime control in a constitutional democracy depends on. the balance between searching for the correct result in criminal cases and the ..... Court has used the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment to extend most of the .... it. they find marijuana growing in a field on smiths farm. they have no search warrant.

www.law.cornell.edu/wex/search_warrant

Search Warrants : An OverviewContents. ... (affidavits), and must describe in particularity the place they will search and the items they will seize. ... The Court has in the past ruled that warrantless police conduct may comply with the ... In practice, the special circumstances exception applies most frequently in drug cases. top.

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/search-warrant-basics-29742.html

Learn when police officers must obtain a warrant before they search your home or ... probable cause to conduct a search, he or she will issue a warrant. ... isn't necessary, either because the search is reasonable under the circumstances or .... A police officer doesn't need a warrant to seize contraband or evidence that is "in ...

www.legalzoom.com/articles/know-your-rights-can-you-be-searched-without-a-warrant

... Order storylines; obtaining a warrant before performing a search and seizure is a sticky ... In addition, they must only search for what is specified in the warrant. ... when police can perform a search without a warrant, and most searches actually do ... Circumstances: If the police feel that the time it would take to get a warrant ...