Do I have to let a police officer into my home?

If you are under suspicion of criminal activity, law enforcement agencies may attempt to search your residence for evidence against you. Your home and belongings are protected from unlawful searches and seizures by the Fourth Amendment. This means that, unless you are shown a search warrant for your home, you can legally refuse to allow officers to search it. Officers who search your home without a warrant from a judge are acting beyond the scope of the law. Any evidence acquired this way will likely be thrown out in court.

If you are being accused of a crime, a Dallas criminal attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter will fight to help you protect your rights. Contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about how we can serve you.

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