Layton, UT asked in Criminal Law for Utah

Q: Can cops force there way into your home and arrest you withouy a warrent

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Michael B. Ipson
Michael B. Ipson
  • Taylorsville, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Normally, no the police must get a warrant or consent in order to search your home. However if there are "exigent circumstances" like knowing a person is being assulted in your home, they are in "hot" pursuit of a suspect, or have cause to belive the individuals are destroying evidence in the home then they can enter without a warrant.

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