What Is The Fourth Amendment?
The fourth amendment is a constitutional amendment that protects individuals in the United States from unreasonable searches and seizures. The amendment states as follows: The right of 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 particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Fourth Amendment Unreasonable Search & Seizure Rights Articles
- When is a Search Warrant Necessary?
- Wrongful Incarceration Due to Police Planted Evidence
- The Search of Cars at the Time of Arrest
- What Is A Search Warrant?
- What Is Probable Cause?
- What If I Agree To The Search?
- If A Police Officer Knocks On My Door And Asks To Search My Home, Do I Have To Let The Officer In?
- What Is The Plain View Doctrine?
- Does the Fourth Amendment protect all searches?
- What Is A Plea Bargain?