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My Rights if the Police Want to Search My Home or Vehicle


My Rights if the Police Want to Search My Home or Vehicle

Many of the people that come into my office have obviously already been charged, and when asking me about their case, generally it’s something where the police have searched their vehicle or have searched their home and my next question is, “Well, did they have a warrant to do that or did you give them permission?” Inevitably, I hear from most people that come in my office that they gave consent to search whether it be their car or their house or any other thing that it could have been to search, and unfortunately at that point it is too late.

When a police officer asks to search your car or to search your house, the short answer to them should be ‘no’. It’s their requirement that they have probable cause in order to search whatever it is that they want to search, and if it is your vehicle then they have every right to go and get a warrant, and it is your right to have them go and get that warrant, and that is something that you ought to exercise if you are stopped by the police or they request a consent to search.

This informational blog post was provided by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney. Contact him today for a traffic violation consultation.

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