Strip search

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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The removal or rearrangement of the clothing of a person to permit a visual inspection of a person’s private areas, namely genitals, buttocks, and breasts (in the case of a woman), or undergarments. Additional requirements must be met before a strip search is allowed as a search incident to arrest.

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