Author: Christopher A. Meyer, Mechanicsville Personal Injury Attorney
The 4th Amendment to the Constitution of The United States reads as follows:
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 particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Although there are exceptions, the general rule is that a person - as well as his house, papers and effects - cannot be searched by law enforcement unless a warrant has been obtained. To…