100 ‘most asked ‘ questions
CAN THE POLICE SEARCH ME ON SOMEONE’S LIE?
It happens all the time. Someone angry with you calls the police and piles on a heap of lies. The police can search and arrest you based on someone’s lies.
What can you do?
If the police act on a “confidential informant” or a “citizen informant” the search is subject to suppression if the search does not meet legal standards.
If the search is unlawful it will be thrown out.
The test is:
- basis of the informant’s knowledge
- the totality of the circumstances.