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    could anyone tell me what "in plain sight" mean?
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    Default Re: in plain sight

    could anyone tell me what "in plain sight" mean?

    It means "clear and easy to see", "easily viewed", "very visible".

    not a teacher

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    Default Re: in plain sight

    could you please use it in a sentence?
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    Default Re: in plain sight

    Quote Originally Posted by Samia Khalaf View Post
    could you please use it in a sentence?
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    The police officers had probable cause (legal reason) to search the citizen's vehicle because there was a small bag of marijuana in plain sight on the passenger's seat.

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    Students should note that it would have been an illegal search if the drugs had been in the glove compartment, and so not in plain sight.

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    Default Re: in plain sight

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Students should note that it would have been an illegal search if the drugs had been in the glove compartment, and so not in plain sight.
    Though not, perhaps, under the Sus law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Though not, perhaps, under the Sus law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    Thanks. I assumed that ouisch's police officer was in the USA, and even if the US has an equivalent of the 'sus law' (I haven't followed your link yet) citizens of the USA are much more ticklish about the interpretation of 'probable cause'.


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    Default Re: in plain sight

    I didn't give enough detail in my answer - in that particular scenario I meant that a police officer had stopped a car for speeding. When the officer spoke to the driver, he saw that there was a small plastic baggie of what appeared to be marijuana in plain sight on the passenger's seat. (As stupid as it sounds, I've seen this happen on COPS.) (Speaking of COPS and "in plain sight," there was an episode where they stopped a guy for driving erratically. The driver had a marijuana joint tucked behind his ear, yet during the ensuing interview he denied ever using drugs, etc.)

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