At Your Door Scenario - At Your Door Scenario In any given...

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At Your Door Scenario Scene from BUSTED In any given police visit to your home, with a few notable exceptions , the below rules will help protect your civil rights and improve your chances of leaving safely—so you don't have to be a legal expert to do the right thing. 1) Keep Your Private Items Out of View This is common sense: Always keep any private items that you don't want others to see out of sight. Legally speaking, police do not need a search warrant in order to confiscate any illegal items that are in plain view. Bear in mind that, without a search warrant, police cannot enter you home under any circumstances. Still, if they see something suspicious in the proximity of your house, they could arrive with a warrant quickly and unexpectedly. 2) Do Not Let Them Enter Exit the house and close the door behind you before greeting the officer. Regardless of what the officer says, there is no reason they need to be allowed into your home. Permitting an officer to enter your home is the equivalent of waiving your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures. Without a warrant, police officers absolutely cannot enter your home without your permission or an emergency circumstance that could justify their entry.
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2008 for the course LAW 1 taught by Professor Law during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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