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Apparent Authority to Consent

  • By: Rebecca Shriver Davis
  • 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 third party may provide valid consent to a warrantless governmental search of another party's property, vehicle, or possessions if the consenting party has either actual or apparent authority to consent to the search—that is, if the consenting party's relationship to ...

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