Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina

Q: Is it legal for police to search hotel room without permission or without a warrant because of statement from the maid

Who entered the room before the designated time granted by hotel staff for late checkout

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Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman

A: Probably, although you did not give enough facts to make a complete judgement and, I believe, a full consultation would be needed. The maid's statement would give probable cause and the police can enter on the "emergencies/hot pursuit" exception to the warrant requirement.

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