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automobile exception

noun au·to·mo·bile exception

Legal Definition of automobile exception

  1. :  an exception to the prohibition on warrantless searches that allows a police officer to search an automobile without a search warrant in cases where the officer has probable cause to believe that the automobile contains evidence of a crime and that the evidence would be disposed of if the officer were to leave to obtain a warrant

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