What are my rights if the police have a search warrant?
Question & AnswerWhat are my rights if the police have a search warrant?
2. Allow the police to come in
A valid gives police the right to enter your home or business, and take specific items.
Most warrants are for searches to be done during the day. Judges only give warrants for searches to be done at night if they have to believe a night search is necessary.
Don’t refuse to let the police in. You can be charged with if you try to prevent a legal search.
The police can use reasonable force to enter your property. If you’re not on the property or you refuse to let them in, they can force your door open.
If the police use more force than you think they should or they damage your property, you can make a complaint to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD).
You can also sue the police for using too much force and damaging your property.