plain view

Definitions of "plain view"
  1. A place or sensorial perception area where something can be clearly seen
  2. A legal rule allowing law enforcement to search, seize, and use evidence without a warrant if the evidence is clearly visible during a lawful procedure and they have reasonable cause to think it's incriminating
How to use "plain view" in a sentence
  1. The police officer, from his position, was able to see the illicit items in plain view on the suspect's car seat.
  2. The stolen goods were in plain view when the officers entered the premises on a separate warrant issue.
  3. Because the contraband was in plain view, the police were able to seize it without needing a search warrant.

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