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There are certain situations in which you can be searched without a warrant. For example, if they have reason to believe that someone is immediate danger. Or if you're pulled over. There are many little rules to it and ways for cops to get around it legally. But if you truly believe that it is an unlawful search then call a lawyer. Anything that they find will be "forbidden fruit" and will not be admissible in court against you anyway.
Some people's answers on here really make me roll my eyes. You should learn and know your rights... otherwise you could be played a fool by the system or get yourself into more trouble. You have plenty of rights, yes. But there are other things to take into account. We have the rules we have set in place for a reason. Cops can definitely search without a search warrants in specific situations.
if you are referencing the growing police state abusing their nonexistent authority, just say (and continue to say) the entire time that they are violating your civil rights and the "fourth?" amendment, other than that DO NOT RESIST or they will arrest you for impeding a police investigation, later complain to the leader of your local law system of the officer. If you are caught with someone you shouldn't have you may be able to get out by having a lawyer plead the argument that the evidence was gotten by illegal means and that may get you somewhere, however if what you were caught with was a gun, you can plead the second amendment, if you are not living in a completely Obama-fied state in which you are not allowed you own the firearm you were caught with. hope this helps. just my opinion, i can respond to anyone disagreeing with me as long as you keep a friendly atmosphere.
nothing they do whatever they want to do and have plenty of time before court to go over what transpired and place in the appropriate lie and after all who is the judge gonna believe you or the fine upstanding pig who puts his life on the line every day bla bla bla
Without a warrant, you as a person cannot be searched, nor your property unless law officials have "probable cause", which means they have reasonable belief that you have committed or are committing a crime. This reasonable belief can be what they have seen, indisputable facts, or circumstantial evidence. That's where the sticky situation comes into play. Circumstantial evidence could be "hearsay". It could be something someone said about you and It's not true, but if the accusation is serious enough, yes they can search without a warrant. You can refuse, but refusing can make the situation more serious depending on the reason for the search. Just document everything and get an attorney as soon as you can right after if you feel your 4th amendment rights were violated.
They can't come in without a warrant. Stick to your guns on this one these people you don't have to let in. they always act like they can but, they can't! Its your home. they need papers.Dont let these people in your home, they are overstepping into your privacy because they have no life themself.
The law on searches is very complex and has evolved over the last 50 years or so as different scenarios have come before the courts. Most of the people giving advice here clearly have no idea what they're talking about. Do not listen to them. What you do is do not resist, but do not admit anything, either. Don't say anything. If you are arrested, get a criminal lawyer who can determine if the search was illegal.