Police are cleared to conduct an otherwise illegal search as long as they get consent, the Supreme Court has held in two recent decisions.
In Commonwealth v. Cleckley, PICS Case No. 99-1659 (Pa. Aug. 23, 1999) Cappy, J.; Nigro, J. dissenting (16 pages), the court, with one judge dissenting, ruled that a person does not have to know he or she has the right to refuse a warrantless search for that search to be valid.
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