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Inadvertent Discovery Requirement

  • By: Craig Hemmens
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The inadvertent discovery requirement is an important Fourth Amendment concept, referring to the unexpected discovery of evidence, related to the plain view doctrine. The latter doctrine states that an item observed by a police officer legally in a position to see ...

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