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If police officers have probable cause to search and they reasonably believe that evidence is in imminent danger of destruction, they can search without a warrant
The constitution is a different type of doc than a statute, because it expresses the will of the people as a whole.
A search warrant must specifically identify "thing to be seized" cannot specify a " class of items"
The discovery of evidence by means of the ordinary senses of law enforcement officers in any place where the officers have a lawful right to be are not searches
In Brown v. Mississippi, a case involving a Mississippi black man who was tortured into confessing to murder, Supreme Court ruled criminal procedure was a totally local manner
Law enforcement officers often prefer searches without warrants because the time it takes to one issued
According to the interest in fact- finding and the search for truth, the greater the deprivation the decision imposes, the greater the factual foundation reg. support it
According to the us supreme court, so long as officers have probable cause, they do not need to obtain prior judicial approval to make an arrest in a private place
When a suspect is arrested in a car or other vehicle, police, as a part of the search incident to the arrest may search the trunk
Unless the police are in hot pursuit of a suspect, the 4th amendment usually requires a warrant to enter a private home to make arrests
The plain view doctrine does not allow the use of ordinary technological enhancements that are widely available
Crime control in a constitutional democracy depends on the balance between searching for the correct result in a criminal cases and the commitment to use fair procedures in pursuing criminals
US Supreme has held that citizens have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the telephone numbers they call
An officer's subjective, honest belief that a crime has been committed is enough to support probable cause to arrest
The reasonableness of a search pursuant to a search warrant does not depend on how police enter the place authorized for search
In Draper v. US, the Supreme Court found info that may not be admissible in trial to prove guilt could still be used to establish probable cause
Concerning arrests for minor crimes, the Supreme Court has decided to leave to police discretion whether suspects ought to be searched incident to their arrest
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