Warrantless arrest are per se unreasonable

Warrantless searches and seizures are per se unreasonable and the burden is on the government to establish that a search or seizure falls within a well-established exception to the warrant requirement. Coolidge v. New Hampshire, 403 U.S. 443, 454-55 (1971); Stoner v. California, 376 U.S. 483, 486 (1964).  Exceptions include consent, plain view, search incident to arrest, exigent circumstances, investigative stops less intrusive than arrest, and administrative or “special need” searches.

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