Carroll v. United States
Significance, Warrantless Automobile Searches Valid, What Becomes Of The Fourth And Fifth Amendments?, Impact
George Carroll, John Kiro
That since there was no basis for the search of their car, the evidence resulting from the search should have been excluded from trial, their arrest and seizure were unlawful, and the use of the liquor as evidence violated their constitutional rights.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Thomas E. Atkinson
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
John G. Sargent, Attorney General; James M. Beck
Justices for the Court
William Howard Taft (writing for the Court), Joseph McKenna, Willis Van Devanter, Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Edward Terry Sanford
James Clark McReynolds, George Sutherland
Date of Decision
2 March 1925
Upheld the warrantless search of a car, noting that probable cause existed and the mobility of the automobile made it impracticable to get a search warrant.
- Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886).
- Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383 (1914).
- United States v. Chadwick, 433 U.S. 1 (1977).
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