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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700136: Searches and Seizures, Right of Privacy by Justin Homburg

ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Section 12. Searches and seizures.

SECTION 12.Searches and seizures.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, and against the unreasonable interception of private communications by any means, shall not be violated. No warrant shall be issued except upon probable cause, supported by affidavit, particularly describing the place or places to be searched, the person or persons, thing or things to be seized, the communication to be intercepted, and the nature of evidence to be obtained. This right shallmay be construed in conformity withmore broadly than the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. Articles or information obtained in violation of this right shall not be admissible in evidence if such articles or information would be inadmissible under decisions of the United States Supreme Court construing the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Section 23. Right of privacy.

SECTION 23. Right of privacy.

Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person's private life except as otherwise provided herein. This section shall not be construed to limit the public's right of access to public records and meetings as provided by law.