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Criminal Practice – Search of backpack was unconstitutional (access required)

In a case of first impression, the court held that police can conduct warrantless searches of non-vehicular containers incident to a lawful arrest only when the arrestee is unsecured and within reaching distance of the container at the time of the search. Because the defendant here was secured and not within reaching distance of his ...

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