Regardless of sex, race, age or socio-economic class, as Americans, we all have basic civil rights. Among these rights is the right to be protected from unreasonable and unlawful searches and seizures by the government or governmental agency actors— including police officers.
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution is one of the most important protections that we, as U.S. citizens, have. Sadly, it’s also one of the most violated. In some cases, an individual may not even know that his or her Fourth Amendment Rights were violated.