Download: PA Police No Longer Need Warrant to Search Cars
Police in Pennsylvania no longer need a warrant to search an individual’s car.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled officers can now search vehicles if they have reasonable and probable cause. Before the court’s decision, only federal officers were allowed to search vehicles without warrants or the driver’s permission.
The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a similar bill which would allow police to search a suspect’s cell phone during an arrest, without a warrant.