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THE POLICE WANT TO CONDUCT A SEARCH

IF THE POLICE ASK TO SEARCH YOUR HOME:

If the police knock and ask to enter your home, you don't have to admit them unless they have a warrant signed by a judge.

DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH IF THE POLICE DO NOT HAVE A WARRANT!

If the police state that they have a Warrant, politely ask to see the warrant. 

Remember: tell the Police: "I want an attorney" and DO NOT answer any questions.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS/EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES:

In some emergency situations officers are allowed to enter and search your home without a warrant.

   As an Example: When a person is screaming for help inside or when the police are chasing someone.

You should POLITELY make it clear that you do not consent to the search; but do not resist, do not interfere, do not argue, do not lie, and do not be rude to any police officer.

DO NOT try to explain or try to deal with the situation at the scene. Call a Lawyer. A Lawyer, with your input, can argue in Court that you rights may have been violated.


IF THE POLICE ASK TO SEARCH YOU DURING A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP:

 Generally, all that is required of you during a traffic stop is upon request: is to show them your driver's license, is to show them your registration, and is to show them your proof of insurance.

DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH!

In some situations, officers are allowed to search you without a warrant.

   As an Example: When the driver attempted to elude/evade the police contact.

You should POLITELY make it clear that you do not consent to the search; but do not resist, do not interfere, do not argue, do not lie, and do not be rude to any police officer.

DO NOT try to explain or try to deal with the situation at the scene. Call a Lawyer. A Lawyer, with your input, can argue in Court that you rights may have been violated.

If you are arrested, the police can search you.


IF THE POLICE ASK TO SEARCH YOUR CAR DURING A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP:

Generally, all that is required of you during a traffic stop is upon request: is to show them your driver's license, is to show them your registration, and is to show them your proof of insurance.

DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH!

In some instances, your car can be searched without a warrant as long as the police have probable cause.

As an Example: If the Officer claims to smell  raw or burnt Marijuana.

You should POLITELY make it clear that you do not consent to the search; but do not resist, do not interfere, do not argue, do not lie, and do not be rude to any police officer.

DO NOT try to explain or try to deal with the situation at the scene. Call a Lawyer. A Lawyer, with your input, can argue in Court that you rights may have been violated.


What if the Officer Hands Me a Ticket?


If you're given a ticket, you should sign it. It is NOT AN ADMISSION OF GUILT.  The officer can  arrest you if you refuse to sign the ticket. You can always fight the case in court later.





For A FREE Consultation Call, Karen A. Walker at (303) 410-4355.
The Walker Law Firm, P.C.

Westmoor Building 7 10955 Westmoor Drive Suite 400 Westminster CO 80021
Phone: 303-410-4355
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karenwalker@thewalkerlawfirmpc.info


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