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Q: is barillo pad and a butane lighter probable cause to search

officers were told they could not search without warrant so they claimed they seen a barillo pad and a butane lighter is that probable cause, which was not barillo pad it was stuffing out of my pillow?

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Many more facts are necessary to properly answer your question but on its face, doesn’t sound like probable cause.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: I would need more details like why are the police at your home, could they see your pillow through a window, did you allow them in your house, were you on probation where they would have a right to search your house etc. Typically police need a warrant to enter your home but there are many exceptions.

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