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Search and Seizure byConsent.

§ 15A‑221.  Generalauthorization; definition of "consent".

(a)        Authority to Searchand Seize Pursuant to Consent. – Subject to the limitations in the otherprovisions of this Article, a  law‑enforcement officer may conduct asearch and make seizures, without a search warrant or other authorization, ifconsent to the search is given.

(b)        Definition of"Consent". – As used in this Article, "consent"  means astatement to the officer, made voluntarily and in accordance with therequirements of G.S. 15A‑222, giving the officer permission to make asearch. (1973, c. 1286, s. 1.)