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When May Police Conduct a Warrantless Search of a Home?

Lea en español Typically, the police may not conduct a warrantless search of a home. 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 may be found. Police are allowed to […]

Fundamental Rights of the Accused

Lea en español 5th Amendment Rights Under the 5th Amendment, you have the right to refuse to answer questions, or make statements, that might incriminate you. This applies at any stage of a criminal investigation or prosecution. The 5th Amendment also contains the Due Process Clause, which protects you from suffering certain consequences without due […]

When to contact a lawyer

If you have committed a crime, are accused of committing a crime or believe you are being investigated for a crime, it is time to get an attorney involved. An attorney can advise and assist you in dealing with the police and can also help keep the matter as private as possible.