North Carolina General Statutes § 15A-221 General authorization; definition of "consent"

(a)        Authority to Search and Seize Pursuant to Consent. - Subject to the limitations in the other provisions of this Article, a  law-enforcement officer may conduct a search and make seizures, without a search warrant or other authorization, if consent to the search is given.

(b)        Definition of "Consent". - As used in this Article, "consent"  means a statement to the officer, made voluntarily and in accordance with the requirements of G.S. 15A-222, giving the officer permission to make a search. (1973, c. 1286, s. 1.)

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