Supreme Court rules strip-seaching allowed for all arrests

After a 5-to-4 vote on Monday, the Supreme Court has now passed a law making it legal for strip-searches to be done after any arrest. Before this, it was only allowed to perform a strip-search if it was suspected that the person was carrying contraband.

Now, a detainee can be checked for illegal weapons possessions, drugs, public health information, or gang affiliated information, by performing a strip-search.

The majority opinion stated that nearly 13 million people are admitted to jail ever year and that the court should not stand in the way of correctional facility employees from inspecting detainees. The minority opinion has stated that strip-searches for minor crimes is unnecessary and violating the rights of individuals.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, you need representation on your side at this time that will be there to answer any questions that you may have. Contact the Dallas criminal defense attorneys of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

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