Search Incident to Arrest | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee


Course: Introduction / Procedural Law / Policing

A Search Incident to Arrest is a constitutionally permissible search of a person and his or her immediate surroundings at the time of arrest; also called the Chimel rule.

See also Chimel v. California (1969)

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Last Modified: 07/06/2021


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