Do the Police Need a Warrant to Make an Arrest?


If the police have probable cause they can make an arrest without a warrant. Probable cause means a reasonable person would believe a crime has been committed and you did it.

Police must have a warrant to enter a home: with two exceptions: hot pursuit and exigent circumstances.

If the police are in your home just remain calm. A judge can sort things out later, you cannot.

Just remember to remain silent and do not agree to a search. You will learn from a criminal defense lawyer what a totality of the circumstances test means for consent to be free of coercion.

South Florida criminal defense lawyers know how to conduct suppression hearings, you don’t. If you have a concern contact a lawyer and ask. Remember that knowledge is power.

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