Law 2 Criminal Encounters

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fourth admendment

what allows people to be free of unreasonable government searches and seizures?

search

occurs whenever a government agent accesses an area in which someone has reasonable expectation of privacy..

seizure

occurs when a government agent either takes something that a person possess or in some way severely restrains their freedom or liberty..

contact

occurs when a police officer attempts to engage someone in conversation..

detention

occurs whenever an officer's actions or words lead a person to reasonably believe that they are not free to simply walk away..

they have reasonable suspicion that, that person is involved in a crime

when can an officer legally detain a person..

dispel suspicion of danger to the officer and the public (ensure that person is not armed)

reason of a frisk or pat search is to?

roadblock

this is used detect and defer people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

arrest

occurs when a police officer severely restrains a suspects freedom and takes them into custody

arrest warrant or probable cause

what does any officer need to arrest someone?

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