Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Do the cops have the right to search a a hotel room

The hotel room was in my name I was at the store my boyfriend got arrested in the parking lot for possession when I returned from the store I was told I was being evicted in the cop search my room do they have the right to do that

2 Lawyer Answers
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
Answered
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: This is actually a really complex question that requires knowledge of a whole bunch of facts not contained in your question. For example, when your right to possession of the room ended and the hotel regained the right to let the police in themselves depends upon a number of factors. The police may have had permission from someone with apparent authority such as your boyfriend, in which case they would not need a warrant. And lots of other possibilities. You should speak privately with a lawyer, if you have neem charged with a crime.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Potentially. As Mr. Williams indicated, the devil's in the details. If charges are filed I recommend sitting down with a criminal defense attorney to review and see if any defenses cam be raised.

Best of luck to you.

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