Explains the various instances in which the police can enter a dwelling pursuant to an investigation.
Possession by the police of a valid WARRANT--search or arrest--is the first of the three ways the police can enter a residence.
The homeowner--and, in most cases, a long-term occupant of the home--giving CONSENT for entry is the second of the three ways the police can enter a residence.
3. Exigent Circumstances
The existence of EXIGENT (emergency) CIRCUMSTANCES--e.g., a fleeing felon runs inside the house, or a person inside the house is bleeding to death, or a person inside the house is shooting people from the windows--is the third of the three ways the police can enter a residence.
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