The Fourth Amendment – Not Applicable In Indiana

From Hoosier Access

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Above is the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. We all have our own interpretation of its application, but the general consensus is there needs to be a legitimate reason for one’s personal property to be searched or seized. The fourth amendment was enacted in 1791. You can also find protection of personal property referenced in the Magna Carta of 1215. It has been commonplace throughout recorded history that numerous different societies have shown protection towards individuals’ personal property. The Indiana Supreme Court has now interjected on the matter changing nearly 800 years of history as we know it.