San Francisco, CA asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California

Q: Can the police come into a house where I do not live in and am not a resident with a search warrant in my name

This was my mother's home where I have not lived or spent so much as one night in 22 years my mother and my two sons live there I was visiting police came with a warrant in my name for the search of that premises is this legal my name was the only name on the search warrant

1 Lawyer Answer
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Although I am not expert in criminal law, I do believe that a warrant may be served by the police where the warrant describes the place to be searched and the things to be searched. It makes no difference that you don't reside at the location. But you should talk to a criminal defense lawyer to get the best advice in this situation.

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