consent search

Definition of "consent search"
  1. A type of search without a warrant that takes place when a person with authority over the location or items to be searched willingly agrees to the search
How to use "consent search" in a sentence
  1. The police asked if they could conduct a consent search of the vehicle, and the driver agreed.
  2. Without a warrant, the officers were reliant on the tenant's agreement to do a consent search in the apartment.
  3. In order to proceed with the consent search, the officers made sure that the individual had authority over the premises.

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