Search and Seizure

Never consent to a search without first consulting an attorney. If the police tell you they want to search you, your home, or your car, tell them no. Without a warrant or unusual circumstances, the police cannot perform a search without your permission.

If, after you refuse to consent to a search, the police undertake a search nonetheless, do not resist or argue with the police—this may give them cause to arrest you if they did not have it already. Just remember that the fruit of an illegal search cannot normally be used against you in court, and your lawyer will ensure that this is done.


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