UNITED STATES v. RABINOWITZ

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Case Basics
Docket No. 
293
Petitioner 
United States
Respondent 
Rabinowitz
Opinion 
Term:
Facts of the Case 

FBI agents arrested Rabinowitz in his one-room office. Rabinowitz was charged with selling and possessing forged government stamps. The officers searched his office without a search warrant and seized the stamps. The stamps were introduced as evidence. Rabinowitz was convicted. He appealed.

Question 

Did the search violate the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement?

Conclusion 

The Fourth Amendment permits a warrantless search incident to a lawful arrest. The search may be of the person arrested and of the premises where the arrest occurs.

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