POLICE AT YOUR HOME-WHAT TO DO!

by Ray E. Richards, II on Dec. 12, 2018

Criminal Criminal  Felony Criminal  Misdemeanor 

Summary: AN OUTLINE OF WHAT TO DO IF THE POLICE ARE AT YOUR HOME UNINVITED!

POLICE AT YOUR HOME-WHAT TO DO IF FACED WITH THIS SITUATION!

 

            1.         Usually if a police officer knocks on your door, it is for one of these reasons:

 

                        a.         To interview you or a member of the household as a witness or a suspect to an incident that is being investigated;

 

                        b.         To serve an arrest warrant;

 

                        c.         To serve a search warrant;

 

                        d.         To make a notification.

 

            2.         If they are not in uniform, make sure they really are law enforcement officers by requesting to see a badge and identification card.

 

            3.         Whenever police come to your door they should willingly provide identification and state their purpose for being there.

 

            4.         Confirm that the officers are at the right house by asking "how can I help?" or "what brings you to my home?"

 

            5.         The officer may enter the residence if:

 

                        a.         The resident gives consent-Don’t;

 

                        b.         The officer has an arrest or search warrant;

 

                        c.         There are emergency circumstances such as pursuit of a fleeing suspect or evidence may be lost if not immediately seized; and,

 

                        d.         Performing a community caretaker function such as first aid or preventing harm to someone.

 

            6.         In the case of a warrant, you may ask to see a copy of the warrant.  However if it is an arrest warrant they are not required to have it with them to make an arrest.

 

 

 

 

       
   

Attorney Ray Richards 313.694.8400 rayrichardsesq@gmail.com  www.rayrichardslaw.com

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The materials and information in this publication are made available by the Law firm of Richards & Associates PLC in conjunction with any hosting or distribution website said article may appear, for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The receipt of said information does not form or constitute an attorney-client relationship. Persons receiving this information should not act upon the information provided without seeking professional legal counsel.

                           

 

 
 

Attorney Ray Richards 313.694.8400 rayrichardsesq@gmail.com  www.rayrichardslaw.com

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The materials and information in this publication are made available by the Law firm of Richards & Associates PLC in conjunction with any hosting or distribution website said article may appear, for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The receipt of said information does not form or constitute an attorney-client relationship. Persons receiving this information should not act upon the information provided without seeking professional legal counsel.

                           

 

 

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