Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What is Consent to Search in Criminal Law?

This video begins a new series on consent to search in criminal cases and how the police use a person's consent to avoid the 4th Amendment probable cause requirement. Visit for more information about Fourth Amendment consent searches and criminal attorneys in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, attorney Stephen Gustitis explains what consent to search is and how suspects unknowingly waive their 4th Amendment right to a search based upon probable cause. The video also considers some limitations on consent searches. For example, consent must be voluntarily given, police cannot exceed the scope of a person's consent, and consent to search can be withdrawn at any time. The video begins our new series on consent searches in criminal cases. 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 4th Amendment consent searches in criminal investigations.

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