The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that the "Plain Fee Doctrine" allows an officer to strip search a suspect. In New Jersey, strip searches are regulated by N.J.S.A. 2A:161A-1. Essentially, the Court held that when an officer: has probable cause to conduct a pat down or search incident to arrest, and he recognizes an item as contraband, through plain feel, he may may conduct a Strip Search of the suspect, without the need for a warrant.State v. Robert L. Evans (A-85/86-16) (079144)
The laws regarding searches is very complicated, and many times a search is conducted improperly, which can lead the the evidence being suppressed.
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