Appellate Court Overturns Conviction When Defendant’s Jacket Searched Without a Warrant

In People v Morales, 2015 NY Slip Op 01190, the First Department, Appellate Court revisited the law regarding search incident to lawful arrest. Generally speaking, the government must satisfy two separate requirements to justify a warrantless search of a container incident to an arrest. The first requirement is that the search is conducted during the arrest or immediately after the

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