whole house on lock til they get a search warrant even though thats not the reason for them to come in?
Criminal Defense Attorney
The short answer is yes. There is nothing inherently unlawful about holding the scene while they wait for a judge to issue a warrant.
The real question is whether there is some other illegality. Did the arrest warrant really give them reason to enter your house? Did they see the illegal item in plain sight? Or did they have to conduct further search for it? So there are a lot of nuances that may or may not be present.
You should politely tell police you will not consent to any searches. And then find a lawyer you can speak to privately about this.
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Whether they can use what they found depends in details the defense attorney will research.
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