Plain View Doctrine: A Case Study

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Plain view doctrine is when a police officer is in the process of conducting a normal patrol and notice something that is illegal and seizure it without a search warrant (Hall, D. 2015). For instance, an officer is on a patrol and notice an individual on the side of the road. The officer proceed to pull over to the shoulder of the highway to see if the individual needs any assisting. As he approaches the vehicle, he smells marijuana. Next, the individual gets up from the ground and tell the officer, that he just finished changing his flat tire. Nevertheless, the officer continues to conduct his observation of the scenery when he notices a plastic bag falls from the man pocket. The officers retrieved his gun and ask the man to get next to his
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