Category: Search and Seizures



As Confucius once said, “the strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”



The Fourth Amendment protects homes from unreasonable searches and seizures, reading:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and

Getting pulled over by the police can be an alarming experience, especially if it has never happened to you before. You might be inclined to consent to anything the police officer asks—including a search of your vehicle—in order to get the traffic stop over with as soon as possible. However, you need to recognize that you still have certain rights when the police pull you over, and a police officer