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Inventory Searches

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

As of 2012, laws allow law enforcement officers to conduct warrantless inventory searches of private property with the intent of accounting for and maintaining the articles, contents, and possessions contained within or accompanying a searched vehicle or person. The intent of ...

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