Cookeville, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: Can the law come into your house without you being home?

They said they had a warrent but idk if it's real or not they are words misspelled on it. They didn't find anything in my house but then they searched my car and found meth and pills.

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A: In Tennessee, law enforcement officers generally need a valid search warrant to enter a person's home without their consent. A search warrant is a court order issued by a judge, authorizing the police to search a specific location for evidence related to a crime. If the officers had a valid search warrant for your residence, they would be legally allowed to enter and search your home even if you were not present at the time.

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