Posts tagged "Fourth Amendment"

In what situations is a search warrant required?

Citizens in Illinois and other parts of the country are protected by the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits illegal searches and seizures. However, there is some confusion as to when a search warrant is required and when a police officer can search you or your possessions without a warrant. Read on to understand the requirements.

What is probable cause when it comes to searches?

Police searches often play a fairly major role in drug cases. Police have many different requirements placed on them when it comes to property searches. One term that individuals may hear thrown around quite a bit when it comes to these requirements is probable cause.


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