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A CRIMINAL CHARGE SHOULD NOT DEFINE YOU PRESERVE YOUR REPUTATION

SEARCHES, SEARCH WARRANTS AND PROBABLE CAUSE

In this episode of Law and Society, Andrew discusses the Fourth Amendment and your rights in regard to searches:

  • What can be searched and under what circumstances?

  • What is a warrant and how do the police get one?

  • Can the police search without a warrant?

  • Can the police search my car if they pull me over?

  • What is “probable cause” and what does it include?

  • Why is consent to searches such a problem?

  • Can I stop the search after I’ve given consent?

  • Do police need a warrant to take my cellphone?

  • Do I have to give law enforcement the passcode to my phone?