Secure from unlawful search and seizure,
Except for circumstances exigent.
Police cannot harass at their leisure,
Else actions may be labeled negligent.
An issue the Supreme Court has addressed,
Prohibiting unnecessary breach.
Always legal, incident to arrest,
Limited to within arrestee’s reach.
Proscribed by the Exclusionary Rule,
To avoid fruit of the poisonous tree.
Overt disregard makes one look the fool,
And may jeopardize the defendant’s plea.
Detectives must stick to regulations,
Obtain a warrant, reduce frustrations.
“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” ~ James Madison