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Probable Cause and Search Warrants (US)

  Added by: snoofer  Last edited by: snoofer  Viewed: 229 times   Rated by 7 users: 7.57/10
Contributed by: Ganja Lawyer
Submitted: October 10th, 2004

Search and Seizure, Probable Cause & Search Warrants: When can they go into the house?

[Editor’s note: this faq applies to the United States only. The rules for warrentless searches, and searches in general are somewhat different for Canada and other countries” Lothar]

I. Searches of homes: Probable Cause Requirement

As I have stated on several threads, LEO needs “Probable Cause” (Hereafter p/c) in order to get a search warrant for a house. But what exactly does that mean and what is the scope of probable cause?

Unfortunately, that is far beyond the scope of this thread as you would need classes in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure to fully understand the topic.

I will try to give a summary in a few paragraphs: In brief, Probable Cause means it is more likely than not (i.e. “probable”) that:

1. THIS Defendant committed the crime and
2. THIS person/house etc that you are searching is the
Defendant or was under his control.

SMELL: In most States, even the smell of marijuana does not provide p/c to search a home- or even a CAR in some States! Check with you friendly neighborhood criminal lawyer on this one.


INFORMANTS TIP: Yep But it must be a “reliable informant” with specific knowledge. And yes, pissed off girlfriends count- they are the number one lead for LEO.

What about getting into the house without probable cause and/or a search warrant?

II. Getting around probable cause:

Cops have all kinds of tricks to get around the warrant requirement:

1) Firemen lawfully in the house
2) Medical emergencies

These first 2 fall under the “Exigent Circumstances” exception to the search warrant requirement. IF THERE ARE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE PO CAN ENTER W/O A WARRANT.

This was recently dealt a blow by the U.S. District Court for Tennessee.

Evidence found by Police when they accompanied defendant’s landlord into a leased house to “protect” the landlord because landlord found a water leak and was worried about carpet damage WAS SUPPRESSED..

The leak was from a hydroponics marijuana grow op- and does anybody think the po were there to serve and protect? They were watching the op and looking for an excuse to get in the house!!!!

The Court said to do a warrantless search:

1. Time must be of the essence
2. Risk of danger to persons

Since neither were present, CASE DISMISSED.

  Last modified: 01:36 – Sept 5th 2010