Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement II

Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement II

Continue exploring the exceptions to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement with this discussion of lawful arrests, valid arrest warrants, and searches incident to lawful arrests.


Welcome to the second part of our discussion on the exceptions to the warrant requirement.

In this clip, we’ll survey the Fourth Amendment requirements for a lawful arrest, which will include a discussion of the role of an arrest warrant. Having done that, we’ll discuss the concept of a search incident to a lawful arrest.

I. Requirements for a lawful arrest

When it comes to arrests, it has been said that “[w]arrantless arrest is the rule, and arrest by warrant the exception.” Robert M. Bloom...