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Incident-to-Arrest Exception

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

A limited search conducted incidental to (as a result or consequence of) a lawful arrest is permitted under the Fourth Amendment and thus acceptable within the bounds of constitutional police conduct. This type of search is an exception to the exclusionary ...

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