Can the police search a home without a warrant
The police normally cannot search a home unless they have a warrant. The warrant must specify what the police are looking for and at what location they are likely to find it. The search is limited to areas where it is reasonable to believe the item might be. Police may search a home without a warrant in two circumstances. They may search a home if an occupant agrees to the search. In addition, the police may search a home without a warrant if there are exigent circumstances. These circumstances include an emergency situation where: the police have reason to believe someone’s life is in danger, a suspect is about to escape, or someone might destroy the evidence. If there is no time to get a warrant from the court, the police may search a home without permission.