When Do the Police Need a Warrant to Search My Home?
Posted By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 1-Jun-2013
There are federal and state laws in place to protect your privacy. For example, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures.
As this video explains, the Fourth Amendment requires police officers to obtain a search warrant before entering your home in most cases. However, there are limited exceptions when an officer does not need a warrant. If you give an officer permission to access your home, or if there is an emergency, such as a fire, an officer may enter your home without a warrant.