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New York v. Belton (1981)

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

In New York v. Belton, 453 U.S. 454 (1981), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the search of the zipped jacket of a passenger who was arrested after a police officer had stopped a car for speeding, smelled marijuana, and found an ...

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