Search and Seizure Essay

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In legal terms what is search? Search is to examine another's premises including a vehicle to look for evidence of criminal activity. It is unconstitutional under the 4th and 14th Amendments for law enforcement officers to conduct a search without a "search warrant" issued by a judge or without facts which give the officer "probable cause" to believe evidence of a specific crime is on the premises and there is not enough time to obtain a search warrant. What is seizure? Seizure is a hunt by law enforcement officials for property or communications believed to be evidence of crime, and the act of taking possession of this property. The both have a little similarity to them which they are invasion on both parts. To understand where I’m coming from would be a search is an invasion of a privacy interest, it is an illegal intrusion into a matter that is wholly private to you. It is for your eyes and ears only. A seizure is also an invasion but not into a privacy interest; rather, it is an intrusion in your possessory interest. It is an illegal taking of an item, for which the right of ownership belongs solely to you. Search when u think about it, it is always looking for something when you conduct a search. Seizure it’s when u taking someone in custody and they property. One police procedures that relates to search and seizure would be getting arrested. I say getting arrested because if a police officer personally sees someone commit a crime, the officer may arrest that individual. Now to better understand what I mean is a police officer pulls over a vehicle that is being driven erratically, and after administering a Breathalyzer test, sees that the driver's alcohol intoxication level is more than twice the state's legal limit for safe operation of a vehicle. The police officer can arrest the driver for DUI/DWI. Upon arresting the driver he or she car can be search for

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