Plain View Doctrine Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Plain View Doctrine, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Plain View Doctrine?

n.The clause in criminal law whereby a law enforcement officer can search a place or seize objects without having a proper search warrant if he discovers that any criminal activity was going on or product of crime say a pistol is seen without any entry or search.