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#1 potflower

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

I have been letting someone stay with me that is on probation. When I came home my home it was full of task force officers searching my house. They put holes in walls, broke into my safe, ripped open my furniture, basically trashed the place. The person staying here was pulled over that evenimg and taken to jail. His probation officer took his key and let task force officers into my place and left! There was no search warrant and I am not on probation. Is it legal for them to do that?

#2 LegalwriterOne

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

They can enter and search any area where he had access...

#3 adjusterjack

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Yes, it's legal.

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of probation searches.

In the future be more careful about who you give shelter to.

Had the authorities found contraband in your place, you could have been arrested as well.

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#4 FindLaw_Amir

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

I suggest you visit the Criminal Law Center and read Search and Seizure as a good resource to learn more about this subject matter.
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