The Fourth Amendment Explained

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The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. It states: “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.” This means that law enforcement generally needs a warrant, based on probable cause, to search a person’s property or belongings. There are exceptions to this rule in certain circumstances, such as consent or in emergencies. Its important to know your rights, especially when it comes to law enforcement.