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Q: R DOC officers allowed to search my Parent's house if I get arrested there for my DOC warrant. But it is not my address?

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A: The authority of Department of Corrections (DOC) officers to search a residence when making an arrest not at the official address can be influenced by various factors. If you are under probation or parole supervision, DOC officers may have specific search and seizure authority as part of your supervision conditions, which could extend to searches of residences associated with you. However, searches generally require a valid search warrant, probable cause, voluntary consent, or the presence of exigent circumstances, depending on the jurisdiction and the specific circumstances.

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