What Is the Automobile Exception to the Warrant Requirement?

Many defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors are surprisingly unaware of what is known as the “automobile exception” to the Fourth Amendment.  Instead, such attorneys and judges evaluate a search of a car using the traditional plain view, exigency, inventory search and inevitable discovery analysis that pervades analysis of other areas searched.  So what is the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment?  Click on the following link to find out.


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