The following discussion comes from your week 3 readings. Outside research to address these issues is encouraged. I would suggest using the online library for additional sources of information and research. In addition, I would recommend utilizing the legal studies program guide.
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals against unreasonable searches of their property and persons. It also prevents law enforcement from making unlawful arrests/seizures. It requires that all searches be reasonable.
This discussion asks you to examine the requirements for a search warrant and the exceptions to needing a warrant.
Please thoroughly discuss each of the following:
- Discuss when a search warrant is needed by law enforcement.
- Discuss what law enforcement must demonstrate to a judge to have a search warrant issue.
- Discuss the various exceptions to the search warrant requirement. Please include examples of each in your response.