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Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • Can Police Search My Home Without a Warrant?

    Most people who watch TV can recall police usually need a warrant to search a defendant’s home. TV dramas always show an officer waving a signed piece of paper in front of a person’s face as the rest of the search team pours into the offender’s home. In most cases, this depiction is accurate. U.S. citizens are protected from unlawful search and seizure by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. ...
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  • What Is Probable Cause?

    Probable cause is the legal standard by which a police officer has the right to make an arrest, obtain a warrant for an arrest, or conduct a personal or property search. While police officers have the authority to do a number of different things in various situations, probable cause requires facts or evidence that would cause a reasonable person to suspect that someone has committed a crime. For ...
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