Skip to main content

What to do when the police show up at your house

The police are at your door. They want to talk to you or they want to search. What do you do? What do you avoid doing? Here are some simple, clear tips if you're concerned about being arrested.

Additional resources provided by the author

It is always best to obey the law. But even if you are a law-abiding citizen, you may run into situations in which the police want to question you or search your home. If you have a question about a situation you're not sure of, you can always post that question on Avvo.com, and you will in a short time receive answers from attorneys qualified to advise you. This guide is not a substitute for an attorney's advice. When in doubt, call a good criminal defense attorney. It may save you a great deal of trouble in the long run!

Rate this guide


Recommended articles about Criminal defense

Can’t find what you’re looking for?


Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer