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Search & Seizure – Auto Search – Probation Violation (access required)

Police did not violate defendant's Fourth Amendment rights when they searched his vehicle incident to his arrest for a probation violation, and the cocaine discovered in the vehicle can come into evidence. The U.S. held in Thornton v. U.S., 541 U.S. 615 (2004), that the bright-line rule of N.Y. v. Belton, 453 U.S. 454 (1981), which ...