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Student Project: Searches and Seizures of Automobiles: Supreme Court Cases

This research guide facilitates the analysis of the Fourth Amendment for searches and seizures of automobiles under federal and New York State law.


This section of the guide focuses on landmark Supreme Court cases involving searches and seizures of automobiles. These landmark Supreme Court cases have shaped history and have an impact on citizens today. In these landmark Supreme Court cases the Court interpreted who has standing, the scope, and the exceptions. 

Plain View Doctrine

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Probable Cause


Incident To Arrest