Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Actual Authority vs Apparent Authority to Consent to Police Searches

This video explains actual authority vs apparent authority regarding a consent search in criminal law and how the police use a person's consent to avoid the 4th Amendment probable cause search requirement. Visit for more information about actual authority vs apparent authority and criminal defense lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal lawyer Stephen Gustitis explains the difference between actual authority vs apparent authority when the police request consent to search. The video also considers some simple examples of actual authority and apparent authority. The video is #2 in our series on consent searches and Fourth Amendment rights in criminal law. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including actual authority vs apparent authority to consent in criminal investigations.

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