Can the Police Conduct a Search Without a Warrant in Georgia?
The police can conduct a search without a warrant in Georgia under some circumstances, for example, a search incident into arrest. If you’re arrested, the police can have the ability to search you. Under exigent circumstances, if the police feels that someone, for example, is going to dispose of or get rid of or hide something involved in illegal activity, criminal activity, they can do a search. With the automobile exception, the police has to have probable cause and not just a mere hunch and not stopping somebody for speeding or a red light, but some sort of probable cause, something they see in plain view or if they smell some sort of contraband. Also, if you consent to a search, if the police officer asks you and you consent to a search, they can also search you.