Most people will go their entire lives without ever being the subject of a search and seizure by law enforcement officers. In fact, if you are a law abiding citizen living an average, ordinary life you have likely never even given the possibility of having your home searched by the police any thought. While this is understandable, it is not necessarily wise. The reality of the matter is that you could open the door one day and find law enforcement officers on your front steps asking to search your home. It might happen because someone visiting you is in trouble with the law. Much as you don’t want to consider it, maybe your teenage daughter is mixed up in something illegal or it could be that someone at your company is involved in embezzling funds from the company. These are but a few of the reasons why you could find yourself face to face with the police asking to search your home. What should you do? What rights do you have? What can you do if the police violate those rights?
Stan BennettStan’s practice at Bennett & Michael focuses on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Family related matters. He also practices in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, in Washington D.C.