For every rule, there is an exception.
For the rule requiring warrants for arrests and searches, there are a several exceptions.
Some of the most frequently used exceptions include:
- Search Incident to Arrest
- Automobile Exception
- Exigent Circumstances
- Hot Pursuit
Those will be explained later. First, I gotta let you know of the most often used warrant exception. It has caused so many people unnecessary heart ache and drama, and they got nobody to blame but themselves.
The Most Used Warrant Exception is: