Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
I hate wiki. But lacking anything better, there is this statement...."Conversely, the Court has approved routine warrantless seizures, for example "where there is probable cause to believe that a criminal offense has been or is being committed." Thus, the reasonableness requirement and the warrant requirement are somewhat different."
We need a real lawyer to address this if we hope to achieve any resolution. Like thats possible here. But it implys that under some circumstances warrantless searches are in fact permissable. But it is a wiki reference.
That is accurate. But they still have to demonstrate why they thought a crime was being committed. They can't just say "we thought..." and that's it.