Wrongful Search

Generally, Police officers cannot come into your house without a search warrant (there a few unusual exceptions). If a police officer asks you for permission to enter your house, you need not consent or agree to police officers coming into your house. If a police officer comes into your house without a search warrant and without your consent it may be a wrongful entry and/or search. Police officers will be liable for damages for a wrongful search of your house.

Also, generally, police officers cannot search and/or strip search you or your vehicle without a warrant unless they have "probable cause," or, depending on the circumstances "reasonable suspicion" to believe that you have a weapon or contraband. However, if you have been legally arrested police can search you.

If you feel that the police have wrongfully entered or searched your residence, your car, or yourself, then call Ed Fox & Associates, Ltd.