Shakedown Search Law and Legal Definition

Shakedown search refers to a routine search for illicit or contraband materials such as weapons or drugs in a prisoner’s cell. This type of search does not need any warrant.

It was observed in Clark v. State, 395 So. 2d 525, 530 (Fla. 1981) that the warrantless shakedown search of a person will not violate his/her Fourth Amendment rights.