Q: I live in Tennessee. I was not home and my neighbor called the police because he said my door was wide open.
The police went into my home to search for a suspect but I did not give them consent to do so. My landlord wasn’t able to provide them my phone number. Is this illegal?
A: Maybe. Police may enter a home under several exceptions to needing a warrant - two that may apply here are the exigent circumstances exception (searching for a suspect) or the community care taking exception (such as a welfare check).
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