Can a search of a stopped vehicle that occurs prior to the driver's arrest be sustained under the "search incident to arrest" exception that permits officers to search stopped vehicles without first obtaining a search warrant?
I'm going to need to search you.
Is that allowed?
When I was searching Knowles car without a warrant, I found drugs.
Knowles 4th Amendment rights were violated, heres why...
Unanimous decision for Knowles!
The 4th Amendment protects unreasonable searches and seizures. The police had no good reason or a warrant to search Knowles’ car. However, the police violated Knowles’ 4th Amendment right by searching his car. During the search, the police found illegal drugs. The police arrested Knowles for possession of illegal drugs but the only way the police found the drugs was by violating Knowles’ 4th Amendment, this is why Knowles won the case..