The first and most obviousexception to the warrant requirement is if consent is given. Police may searcha person or their property if the person in question gives permission. I agreewith this exception because it is the duty of every citizen know that they canrefuse consent. However, it is questionable whether a minor can fullyunderstand and give consent to a search.
Thesecond exception is that of stop and frisks. If there is reasonable suspicionthat a suspect is armed, an officer may pat down the outside of the suspectsclothing. This is allowed for the protection of the officers. This isreasonable, as long as it is used legally, as it protects officers frompotentially dangerous suspects. Thethird exception is search incident to arrest. This allows officers to useevidence found within reach of a suspect at the time of the arrest. This isallowed because evidence might not always be on the person, but can be foundwithin their reach. I agree with this exception because suspects may try tohide or toss evidence.
Thefourth exception is the search for mobile evidence, usually in an automobile.This is allowed because the time required to obtain a search warrant wouldallow a suspect enough time to destroy or move evidence. I agree with thisexception because it reduces the amount of evidence that can be hidden beforepolice can access it. Thefifth exception is the plain view exception.
If evidence is in plain view ofthe officer while in an area in which the officer is legally allowed, it can beseized as evidence. I agree with this exception because it provides usefulevidence against a suspect. Evidence in plain view does not need to be searchedfor, and therefore should not require a search warrant.
Thefinal exception is that of emergencies. This is used to enter private propertythat is believed to be housing a suspect under hot pursuit or if officers havereason to believe evidence is being destroyed. Similar to the search of mobileevidence, I agree with this exception because it allows police to collectevidence before it is destroyed or catch suspects before they flee.