exigent circumstances

Definition of "exigent circumstances"
  1. Situations of extreme urgency that allow law enforcement to enter, search or seize property without a normally required warrant
How to use "exigent circumstances" in a sentence
  1. The police suspected immediate danger inside the house, claiming exigent circumstances for their warrantless entry.
  2. With the sound of a gunshot emanating from the building, the officers invoked exigent circumstances to justify searching the premises without a warrant.
  3. Due to exigent circumstances, police officers can sometimes bypass the need for a warrant if there is an immediate threat.

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