Benefits Of The Fourth Amendment

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“The NSA is not listening to Americans ' phone calls or monitoring their emails” (Does the Government). As the government states they are permitted to collect any Americans communications The Fourth Amendment protects your privacy, for instance the police cannot search personal properties. Due to the definition of "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,” it makes people feel secure (Legal Information). In addition, it prevents all irrelevant searches that are not useful. On the other hand the Fourth Amendment makes it challenging for law enforcement to gather information. The Fourth Amendment is beneficial to citizens: it protects privacy, makes people feel secure, and deters searches, although it makes amassing…show more content…
The biggest benefit of the Fourth Amendment is that it deters searches. A search under the Fourth Amendment is “when a governmental employee or an agent of the government violates an individual 's reasonable expectation of privacy” (Legal Information). If the government were to invade a citizen’s property no law enforcement shall search the human, but upon probable cause. The court will be the one to tell if the search falls under the Fourth Amendment, if it were to fall under the Fourth Amendment the citizen would not be searched. In addition, when the law enforcement believes searching a citizen is reasonable, no excessive force shall be used. Electronic surveillance is also under the Fourth Amendment, so the law enforcement cannot watch you with any type of electronics of any sort. Furthermore, your personal items: backpack, house, or phone are considered your property so the law enforcement can search any of them without the citizen’s permission or proved as reasonable. Although of all of the advantages of the Fourth Amendment, a disadvantage is that for the law enforcement it makes accumulating evidence…show more content…
Some may argue that the Fourth Amendment makes gathering evidence more difficult for the law enforcement. The Fourth Amendment’s ultimate goal is the “provision is to protect people’s right to privacy and freedom from arbitrary governmental intrusions” (Legal Information). Therefore the Fourth Amendment gives everyone a right to their own privacy. Even though that it might seem like it would make it harder to gather information. The Fourth Amendment is "the right of the people to be secure in their persons.” In addition, the law enforcement only needs to be “supported by a probable cause” or an “arrest warrant,” to search a United States citizen. Although, the police officer could arrest a suspect to stop them from running away or to preserve evidence. Besides the Fourth Amendment is still beneficial for all United States
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