Fourth Amendment Warrant Exception Gone for Driver ID Search?

In the following summary of a recent California Supreme Court ruling, the widely-used (some might say abused) warrant exception for police to search a car’s interior for a driver’s license may have been eliminated. Our caution in characterizing this development is because each case is fact specific and future opinions may seek to whittle away at this opinion by factually distinguishing it from a further case addressing the same issue. However, to read this rather important (we think) opinion, please click on the following link –

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