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Plain View Doctrine

The plain view doctrine is an exception to the warrant requirement that allows an officer to seize items that she observes from a lawful vantage point, to which she has a lawful right of access, and which are immediately apparent as contraband or evidence of a crime. In this lesson, you will review both the theory and the application of the plain view doctrine.

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40 minutes
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CRMPRO13