What are the Rules for Searching a College Student’s Dorm Room?

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution insures the right of people to be free in their persons, houses, papers and effects from unreasonable searches and seizures.  Evidence obtained by searches conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment is inadmissible (i.e., “suppressed” or “thrown out”).  Warrantless searches are generally considered to be unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment, subject to only a few well-recognized exceptions to the search warrant requirement.  The State has the burden of proving the validity of a warrantless search by demonstrating that one of the well-recognized exceptions to the warrant requirement applies.

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Jon Horwitz is an experienced criminal defense lawyer dedicated to helping people charged of a crime. He is dedicated to providing honest, straightforward advice and advocacy in order to get the best possible result for each client. Jon currently lives in Centerville with his wife and two children. He coaches basketball through the Centerville Hustle organization and is a former soccer coach. He continues to play soccer and is an avid fan of the sport.

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