search and seizure

Definition of "search and seizure"
  1. A lawful process in criminal law for collecting evidence where law enforcement's investigation must adhere to the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, typically requiring a search warrant from a judge, except under emergency circumstances
How to use "search and seizure" in a sentence
  1. During the investigation, they performed a search and seizure that yielded vital evidence.
  2. The claim of an unlawful search and seizure was the defendant's main argument.
  3. The legality of the search and seizure procedure was questioned during the trial.

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