When Can Police Search You?

Sometimes police need to perform searches to find evidence when an investigation is underway. However, like all aspects of their job, they must follow regulations when searching you, your home or your property.

In most circumstances, police need a warrant to search. There are a few exceptions, however, such as evidence that is in plain view without entering the property.

Police do not need a warrant if you consent to being searched. You should always ask to see a warrant if an officer tries to investigate you. Even if an officer begins searching your property without a warrant, do not try to impede them. A criminal lawyer can defend your rights later but trying to stop the officer could get you into more trouble.

Let Us Defend Your Rights

If you have experienced illegal search and seizure, talk to an attorney as soon as possible. At Kulis Law, we have been litigating against Illinois police departments for decades when people's rights are not respected.

We enlist the help of professionals to gather every possible bit of evidence against the other party. We know what police can and cannot do, and we know how to prove that their actions were not legal.

Our team works efficiently. We understand that legal matters are stressful and you want a quick outcome. We are highly effective at forming strategies and obtaining results in a timely fashion.

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To discuss your situation and have your questions answered, email us or call 312-574-3079 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 and can schedule appointments on Saturdays.

We work with clients throughout the Chicago metro and across the country.