PREFERRED TERM
abandoned property  
DEFINITION
  • As a general rule, police are free to search property that has been abandoned without the necessity of securing a search warrant. Thus, searches of abandoned property are not considered to be violations of the Fourth Amendment. [Source: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment; Abandoned Property]
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URI
https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abandoned_property
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