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Knowles v. Iowa
United States Supreme Court
525 U.S. 113 (1998)
An Iowa police officer pulled Knowles (defendant) over for speeding. The officer issued Knowles a citation and then searched the car. The officer did not have probable cause or a warrant, and Knowles did not consent to the search. After finding drugs and drug paraphernalia in the car, the officer arrested Knowles. Knowles moved to suppress the evidence found during the search. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider whether the “search incident to arrest” exception to the Fourth Amendment extended to the issuance of citations.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, C.J.)
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