plain-feel doctrine. Criminal procedure. The principle that a police officer, while conducting a legal pat-down search, may seize any contraband that the officer can immediately and clearly identify, by touch but not by manipulation, as being illegal or incriminating. ¡ª Also termed plain-touch doctrine. [Cases: Searches and Seizures 47.
1. C.J.S. Searches and Seizures ¡ì¡ì 66¨C67, 71¨C72.]
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