Danville, VA asked in Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Virginia

Q: Illegal search and seizure?

My aunt and I own a home together. I live there. She never even goes there. She gave the police permission to search inside without my permission and opened the door for them when i wasnt there. Is this legal in virginia? This is my mailing address, I reside there. Not her. Was this illegal at all? I need help fast!

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Daniel P Leavitt
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A: You say she is a part owner of the home, so it sounds like it is probably a good search. If you have a signed lease entitling you to sole possession and she has no right to possess/enter/inspect then maybe you have something to base that claim on but it seems unlikely.

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