Law and Society: Searches Search Warrants and Probable Cause - Part 1

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?

Listen to Part 2 here.