Is It Legal for Police to Search a Car with No Warrant?

Even the most experienced criminal defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors will pause to answer the rhetorical question posed as the title to this blog posting. Arizona v Gant is an often-cited case involving the power of the police to search a car and the following case summary explains how this case was initially cited to, but then built upon to permit the search of a car in Compton that police suspected was carrying drugs and money from drug sales. To read about this case, which defense attorneys should not like, click on the following link.

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