Can the police legally search my house without a warrant?
Police officers need a warrant to search your home; however, there are a few exceptions that might allow a search to take place without a warrant.
- If the police see evidence of another crime while they are at your home for a different reason, they are allowed to seize any evidence that is visible.
- If the owner of the property allows the police to search the home, a warrant is not needed.
- If your arrest takes place inside of your home, the police are allowed to search you for weapons and search your home for any additional evidence of your crime.
- If the police believe that your actions may endanger the public or lead to the loss of evidence, they have the right to search your home.