Q: If I am living with a roommate while on house arrest and they come do a search can they room get searched as well
what all areas are they allowed to search with and without a search warrant while i am on house arrest
A: The documentation you signed when you started house arrest will outline the parameters of your monitoring situation and what the monitoring authority and law enforcement is authorized to do. It's not clear if you're a pre-trial detainee on house arrest or a defendant on house arrest doing a sentence due to a conviction or a plea deal - the authority of law enforcement is usually more limited when dealing with a pre-trial detainee. But a defendant completing a conviction sentence pretty much gives up all rights under the 4th Amendment to be free from searches in the home, as a required term of the plea deal or sentence. The sentencing/plea documents will probably spell out the areas that law enforcement can and cannot search pursuant to the sentencing order/plea, but anything that law enforcement sees openly or can detect or perceive on the premises could give rise to reasonable suspicion of a new possible crime, giving them probable cause to search the area, get a warrant, or otherwise. If there's a doubt, assume the entire property is likely to be searched. Police are typically authorized to conduct searches at any time in those situations.
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