When Can Police Draw Blood without a Warrant?

To many, there is a fundamental conflict between the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures and California’s implied consent law, at Vehicle Code § 23612(a)(1)(A), which conditions the privilege to drive upon agreeing to submit to a breath or blood test upon reasonable request by a police officer.  What if one refuses to submit to such a test?  Can the police draw blood without a warrant?  If so, under what conditions?  Click on the following link to find out.


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