That's right, police are not always required to have a search warrant in order to search your home.
The following are examples of when the police can search your home without a warrant:
- If you are being arrested or if you have already been placed under arrest
- If a criminal offense is taking place
- If law enforcement believes there is a possibility of a crime taking place
- If you have given permission for law enforcement to search your home
When you give law enforcement permission to search your home, they can take anything and use it as evidence. If you grant police officers permission to search your home, you should be given a complete explanation on why they want to perform a search in the first place.
Was Your Home Recently Searched?
If the police searched your home with a warrant, did they show you the warrant? Was your home searched for something that is different from what was stated on the warrant? If you believe that some unlawful things took place at your home during the search, our Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyer at Ahmad Law Firm is dedicated to protecting your rights. Our legal team has a thorough understanding of Illinois law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.