Q: Can a police officer break into my hotel room over theft of a car misdemeanor call. I'm in texas,
The police got called for burglary vehicle I was in my room with the door closed and the latch latched I was in there by myself cops came I didn't answer the door they never seen me in the room of course they knew I was there but never see me and eventually broke down the door found illicit substances. He's not allowed to break into my room over misdemeanor right
A: Unfortunately there are not enough facts to answer your question. Yes, the police may not "break down a door over a misdemeanor," legally. They can, however, break down the door in other circumstances: felony warrants, pursuing a fleeing felon, and (in some cases) to prevent the imminent destruction of evidence. You may have a defense due ot the forced entry, you may not - but only your lawyer who has reviewed all of the evidence will be able to tell you whether you do or not. If you are now facing a felony as a result of the "illlicit substances" found, you would be wise to hire a lawyer you trust to examine the evidence and fight your case. Good luck.
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