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When Are Strip Searches Legal?

When are strip searches legal in Illinois? 33-year-old Dana Holmes of Coal City is filing a claim claiming that hers wasn't, the Chicago Tribune reports. On top of that, once she filed her claim, her lawyer, attorney Terry Ekl says that other women are now coming forward, alleging similar conduct.

Holmes was arrested for a DUI last spring and claims that her civil rights had been violated when four deputies had stripped her naked without any justification.

There are many factors taken into consideration when determining the legal validity of a strip search. Here is an overview of those legal concerns: