What Is the Community Caretaker Exception to a Warrant?

There seems to be an unlimited number of exceptions to the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment. The following case summary describes the “community caretaker” exception, which most readers would agree makes sense out of concern for public safety, but seems ripe for misuse by aggressive police officers fixated on securing convictions. To read about this exception, which must be narrowly construed and closely limited to certain circumstances such as those described in this case, click on the following link.


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