2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:161A-2 - Body Cavity Searches Restricted

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:161A-2 (2016) What's This?

2A:161A-2. Body cavity searches restricted
2. A person who has been detained or arrested for commission of an offense other than a crime shall not be subjected to a body cavity search unless:

a. The search is authorized by a warrant or consent; or



b. The person is lawfully confined in an adult county correctional facility and the search is based on a reasonable suspicion that a weapon, controlled dangerous substance, as defined by the "Comprehensive Drug Reform Act of 1987," N.J.S.2C:35-1 et al., or contraband, as defined by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, will be found, and the search is authorized pursuant to the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

L.1985,c.70,s.2; amended 1991,c.305,s.2.


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