Im 18 and live in my own apartment. Im throwing a party and will have people from 18-24 there. There will most likely be weed and alcohol present, but no one will be out of hand. There are 3 doors that enter my premise. If they are left unlocked can they enter, or if a guest leaves can they enter through the door once its been opened. Lastly, should I attempt to only talk to the authorities through the gated door, or would stepping outside be more beneficial.P.S. the neighbors will most likely call and tell them that underage drinking is occurring
It is my understanding that police monitor Avvo all the time, so may have already announced your party whether you wanted to or not. You do not have to consent to search of your apartment under any circumstances, the police need a search warrant. If that happens, you need to cooperate with the police, but you do not have to answer any questions.
My question to you is if you already think the neighbor is going to rat you out to the cops, why are you having the party at your apartment? Have it somewhere else, especially if the police just found out about it. My question is rhetorical, don't answer it here. Think about what you are doing.
While I have 21 years of legal experience, this answer is for discussion purposes only, and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
You are asking us how you can get away with committing two crimes. I don't think you will find the answer here.
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Under no circumstances allow police to enter your home, or search it or you, or answer any questions. If your party spreads to a "public place " , for example a front yard accessible to anyone, you could face disturbing the peace, public nuisances. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and more charges. If you had any money, you could turn into my dream client with a lot of criminal charges to fight. Be careful.
If you do this enough, you will get into trouble, even if you get away with it once or twice. The neighbors would not be calling if they were not upset about something. That something is probably either noise or trash. I hope you do not have to hire a lawyer and that you have a bunch of money saved up in case you do.
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