Chimel v. California

Chimel v. California
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Chimel v. California, 395 U.S. 752 (1969), is a Supreme Court of the United States case handed down in 1969. In the case, the Court held that police officers arresting a person in their home could not search the entire home without a search warrant, although they can search the area within immediate reach of the person. The rule relating to searches incident to a lawful arrest established in this case is known as the Chimel rule. ⋅ Excerpted from Chimel v. California on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

395 U.S. 752

Ted Steven CHIMEL, Petitioner,  v.  State of CALIFORNIA.

 Argued: March 27, 1969. --- Decided: June 23, 1969

Rehearing Denied Oct. 13, 1969.%tcSee 90 S.Ct. 36.%tc Keith C. Monroe, Santa Ana, Cal., for petitioner.

Ronald M. George, Los Angeles, Cal., for respondent.

Mr. Justice STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).