Unlawful Search

Unlawful search refers to a type of police misconduct where a police officer violates an individual's constitutional right to privacy by conducting a search without a warrant or probable cause. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government, including law enforcement. When a police officer conducts a search without a warrant or probable cause, it is considered to be an unlawful search, and any evidence obtained as a result of that search may be considered inadmissible in court. This type of misconduct can also result in a violation of an individual's civil rights and can erode trust in the police department and the criminal justice system as a whole.