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Vehicle Search Law Deskbook, 2020-2021 ed.

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Format: Book - softbound
Brand: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Copyright: 2020
ISBN: 9781539283881
Service #: 13517764
Sub #: 13517763
Pages: 270
Shelf Space: 1 in.
Publication Frequency: Updated annually
Update format: Replacement pamphlets

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Vehicle Search Law Deskbook provides a concise and up-to-date statement of the law and answers the most complex vehicle search law questions. It addresses the grounds for stopping a vehicle, warrantless searches and seizures, search and seizure of containers found in vehicles, and inspection and sobriety checkpoints. The reference also discusses passenger compartment searches, consensual searches, and plain-view searches. Also examined:

  • Border checkpoints and patrols
  • Train
  • Airplane
  • Watercraft searches
  • Unsettled areas of the law


  • Example cases and footnotes provide a research starting point
  • Timesaving guide for vehicle search law cases
  • Contains blackletter law and checklists to identify potential issues after the initial client interview
  • Table of cases
  • Sample quotations from landmark cases for developing effective arguments