The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment

Third and Fourth Amendments

Must government officials always obtain a warrant before conducting a search or a seizure?

No, there are several exceptions to the warrant requirement. Some of these include: searches of public school students, exigent circumstances, hot pursuit, plain view, plain feel, consent searches (where an individual has given consent to a government official to search), search incident to arrest, automobile exception, border-search exception, open fields, and stop and frisk.


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