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What Happens When the Police Knock on Your Door

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There is nothing quite as gut-wrenching as opening your front door and finding the police standing on the other side. They never bring good news. Experiencing a moment of panic and indecision when they ask to be let in is perfectly natural. Questions that will likely run through your mind at this point include: Do […]

When Can Officers Search You without a Warrant?

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Here in the United States of America, citizens are guaranteed certain rights and protections under the Constitution. The Constitution and its amendments are where most of our rights as citizens are written. Some of them, like the freedom of speech, are pretty well known. Meanwhile there are other rights that aren’t as well known, but […]

When the Police Don’t Need a Search Warrant

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Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, people are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures conducted by law enforcement. This means that the police cannot conduct a search, or seize anything, unless they either hold a valid search warrant executed by a judge, or the search falls under an exception to the requirement […]

When Search Warrants Are and Are Not Warranted

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A search warrant is a court-order that allows the police to search specific property and items. Sometimes the police do not need a warrant, other times, they do. On those other times, the police will want to conduct the search, but not bring a warrant with them because they have yet to obtain it. The […]