a lawyer told me cops don't need to show you a warrant before search. so how do you know they aren't just violating your fourth amendment right?
They might be violating your 4th amendment rights---such violations happen every day in every jurisdiction in every state. Resisting officers on the scene is more likely than not going to get you arrested. Best option is to have your lawyer ID the violation and bring it up at trial where your remedy may be exclusion of any evidence that was recovered illegally.
If the officers did not have a warrant before searching your home, one of two things is true: either (1) the officers had probable cause that your home was the locus of illegal activity, based on direct observation, or (2) they indeed violated your 4th Amendment right against "unreasonable searches and seizures." Either way, you need to retain a reputable criminal defense lawyer to examine your charges, the police report, and the state's discovery to determine whether you can suppress certain evidence in court based on the 4th Amendment defenses and the exclusionary rule. Use Avvo's "Find a Lawyer" feature if needed. Best wishes to you in your case.
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