Plain View Doctrine

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Meaning of Plain View Doctrine

In the context of the prohibition contained in the Fourth amendment to the federal constitution against illegal search and seizure , the doctrine is to the effect that an otherwise valid search does not become invalid merely because of the observation and seizure of objects falling in the plain view of an officer who has a right to be in the position to have that view. See Coolidge v New Hampshire, 403 U.S. 443, 91 S.Ct. 2022, 29 L.Ed.2d564. Also, Chimel v California, 395 U.S. 752, 89 S. Ct. 2034, 23 L.Ed.2d 685.

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