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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
Chimel v. California
Citation:395 U.S. 752 (1969)
Police officers arrived at the home of petitioner with a warrant authorizing his arrest for the burglary of a coin shop. One of the officers handed petitioner the arrest warrant and asked for permission to “look around.” The petitioner objected but was advised that the officers would nonetheless conduct a search. The officers then searched through everything in the house and seized numerous items, including coins, medals, tokens and a few other objects. At the petitioner’s subsequent trial on charges of burglary, the items taken from his house were admitted into evidence and he was convicted of burglary.
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