The police have various powers when it comes to entering people's homes and searching the homes. This can occur with a search warrant or without a search warrant. Yes, that is correct, the police are not always required to have a search warrant in order to search your home.
When Might The Police Search My Home Without A Warrant?
- The police can enter and search your home without having a search warrant if you are being arrested or if you have already been placed under arrest.
- If a crime is taking place, there is not a need to have a search warrant.
- If the police feel there is a chance that a crime will take place, your home can be searched without a warrant.
- If you have given the police your permission to search your home, there will not be a need to have a search warrant.
Before you give the police officer your written permission to search your home, you should be given an explanation on why he or she wants to carry out a search in the first place.
You should also be told that you do not have to allow them to search your home. When you give police officers permission to search your place, they can take anything and use it as evidence.
- Was your home recently searched with or without a warrant?
- If the police searched your home with a warrant, were you shown the warrant?
- Was your home searched for something completely different from what the warrant stated?
You are entitled to have your rights protected, and if you feel that there were some unlawful things taking place at your home during the search, contact us today.