Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

Can police break down a residence door and enter without a warrant based solely on a 911 call reporting a rape in progress? Once police find victim and safely remove her from the scene can they continue to break down a locked door to arrest the defendant?

Asked on 11/10/13, 8:49 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Craig Epifanio Craig Epifanio, P.A.

It's a very close call and not something that can be answered on this forum. You really need to sit down with an attorney to see if you may have a motion to suppress or other defenses.

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Answered on 11/10/13, 12:36 pm

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