• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) Repealed.

(b) Arrests without a warrant, and searches of the person and seizures pursuant thereto, may be made for a violation of subsection (a) of this section hereof by police officers, as in the case of a felony, upon probable cause that the person arrested is violating such subsection at the time of his arrest.

(c) No evidence discovered in the course of any such arrest, search, or seizure authorized by subsection (b) of this section hereof shall be admissible in any criminal proceeding against the person arrested unless at the time of such arrest he was violating the provisions of this section.

(June 20, 1938, 52 Stat. 787, ch. 532, § 2; July 24, 1956, 70 Stat. 618, ch. 676, title III, § 301(b); Aug. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 4-29, § 604(a)(3); Mar. 16, 1982, D.C. Law 4-77, § 3, 29 DCR 46.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 33-564.

1973 Ed., § 33-402.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-29, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-901.02.

Law 4-77 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-288, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 10, 1981, and November 24, 1981, respectively. Approved without the signature of the Mayor on December 15, 1981, it was assigned Act No. 4-125 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Editor's Notes

Former § 33-502 was redesignated to be § 33-564 [1981 Ed.] upon enactment of D.C. Law 4-29.