San Francisco, CA asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky

Q: Is it reasonable for a deputy to knock on the door of my residence to conduct a knock and talk after 11:30pm?

After I answered the door and stepped out on my porch I was asked if a man arrested for DUI a mile or so away lived at my house. No was my answer as he didn't live there nor had he been staying there. The man arrested had stopped at my house earlier that day and I knew the man, but he didn't live with me. He was arrested for aggravated DUI along with drug possession and possession of firearms by felon.while visiting asked me permission to squirrel hunt on my family's farm. While hunting his gun wasn't the only thing that got loaded, but seemed sober when he asked permission. Deputy had his truck towed to my house then showed up asking questions about it's contents and if he lived there. He asked to search and I refused. I didn't know the contents of another mans truck nor answer more questions im going back to bed. detained me claiming to smell pot smoke. I hadn't smoked so it was a lie . Got warrant 1:30am to search house for drugs, but no signed affidavit. Is it legal ?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Sounds a bit overreaching but would probably be upheld as legal

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