California v. Acevedo
Significance, A Uniform Rule For Vehicle Searches, Dissent Finds Warrantless Search Unacceptable, Impact, Kids, Drugs, And Crime
State of California
Charles Steven Acevedo
That police may search a container seized from an automobile where there is probable cause to believe that the container holds evidence or an illegal substance.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Robert M. Foster
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Frederick Westcott Anderson
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter
Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
30 May 1991
Marijuana seized from defendant's car could be admitted into evidence at defendant's trial on drug charges. Reversed lower court decision barring admission of marijuana because police had not procured search warrant.
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