Drug task forced knocked my door in saying they had a warrant for an arrest. When they were asked to produce it they ignored the request and began a search and seized items belonging to me not the arrested individuals.
You should consult with a local attorney about your specific facts. If they did not have a valid warrant or probable cause, then any evidence seized should not be admissible as evidence.
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There are fact specific exceptions to the warrant requirement. If you have been charged with a crime, consult with a lawyer to see if there was a 4th Amendment violation here.
It depends greatly on the facts of the case. In Steagald v. United States, 451 U.S. 204 (1981), the United States Supreme Court held that, based on the Fourth Amendment, a police officer may not conduct a warrantless search of a third party's home in an attempt to apprehend the subject of an arrest warrant, absent consent or exigent circumstances. If the named person on the arrest warrant was present at a third party's residence, then a search warrant for that named person is required to enter the third party's dwelling, absent consent of the home-owner. However, a search warrant is not needed to enter the dwelling of the named person if the law enforcement officials reasonably believe that person is located inside the dwelling (residence, apartment, etc.). Without more information, it is not possible to provide a better response to your inquiry. Your best course of action is to retain a qualified criminal defense attorney to better evaluate the facts of the case.
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