Legal Question in Criminal Law in Mississippi

illegal search

if the police raid and search your house do they have to show you the search warrant

Asked on 5/08/03, 3:33 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Austin Nimocks Austin R. Nimocks & Associates, P.L.L.C.
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

Re: illegal search

The police only need probable cause to enter your home. Sometimes, probable cause will arise such that obtaining a search warrant cannot be done quickly enough. If exigent circumstances do not exist, the police should obtain a warrant before entering a home. Either way, if you are charged with something, your attorney should look to see if probable cause existed for the search.

Read more
Answered on 5/08/03, 11:14 am
Jeffery Navarro Jeffery M. Navarro, Attorney at Law
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

Re: illegal search

As the other attorneys have said, it all depends on the facts of the search. However, in most cases, there is a warrant, and you have a right to see it.

Read more
Answered on 5/08/03, 1:10 pm
Albert Pettigrew Law Offices Ph 228-875-8736
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

Re: illegal search

They must have a search warrant in all cases except emergencies where they have information of someone being in imminent danger or a crime being committed essentially in their presence. If a search is performed without a warrant, the officers may not be able to use any evidence resulting from the search, and they may be liable for a constitutional tort. Therefore, a warrant should be delivered during the search. If it was not delivered or you suspect it was based on fabrications or was not authentic, you should also consult an attorney. However, there is probably only a 5% chance of negligence or misconduct.

Read more
Answered on 5/08/03, 7:10 am

Related Questions & Answers

More Criminal Law questions and answers in Mississippi

Looking for something else?

Get Free Legal Advice

88953 active attorneys ready to answer your legal questions today.

Find a Legal Form

Browse and download our attorney-prepared and up-to-date legal forms from $4.99

Find a Form

Featured Attorneys

Anthony SmithLawSmithLee's Summit, MO
Timothy McCormickLibris Solutions - Dispute Resolution ServicesSan Francisco, CA
Rahul Manchanda, Esq.Manchanda Law Office PLLCNew York, NY
Find An Attorney

Are you an Attorney?

Earn additional revenue and grow your business. Join LawGuru Now