The 4th Amendment: The Components Of The Fourth Amendment

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One of the most commonly known amendments are those that are considered part of the Bill of Rights. However, one of the most important amendment that every citizen should know is the Fourth Amendment. This Amendment is broken in three parts that imply that people should have the right to be secure in and of their property, no warrants should be issued without any unreasonable cause and that if there is a warrant, then they should specify the place and people of search. Many citizens do not completely understand this amendment to the extent to exercise this right.
When this nation was being establish there were many controversies about law enforcement coming into the citizens’ home to search for property of the owner or for the owner itself with an unreasonable cause. This is the reason why this part of the amendment was created, to protect the
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First, a citizen should make sure that the address and name that appears on the warrant in accurate to that domicile. If is not, then no one should enter the house for any means. Second, a citizen should check to see if it is sign by a judge in the state in which that person resides. More importantly, the citizen should read about the specifications that indicates what and where the officers can search. No one can look through a part of a house if it is not specify on the warrant. For example, if the warrant only states that the officers can only look through your roommate’s property, then they cannot look through your property by any means. They will need to stay only on your roommate’s side of the dorm. Also, if the warrant specifies that only John Smith should be arrested then the officers have no right to arrest anyone that is under the same roof without a probable cause. If they suspect that others in the same room are accomplices or suspects, they will need to have another warrant to have the right to arrest anyone else inside that

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