Was I under any legal obligation to allow the police into my home?

Unless a police officer presents you with a search warrant that was legally obtained from a judge, you are under absolutely no legal obligation to allow a police officer into your home—barring only most rare of circumstances. As such, if an officer did enter your home without consent and without a search warrant, it is very likely that any evidence collected by that officer will not be admissible evidence.

If you believe that your home was illegally searched, you should speak with a Westchester criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C. to discuss exactly how that will affect your case. To speak with a Westchester attorney, please call our Westchester offices at (914) 772-3166 today.