Who can legally grant access to a house when the police shows up?
In this online video, San Diego criminal defense attorney Ryan Tegnelia discusses illegal search and seizure and explains who can legally grant access to a residence. Any person with their fourth amendment rights in place is protected against having their property searched without a warrant. Not everyone is legally able to grant access to a home and if a mistake was made, it could have a significant impact on your criminal defense. If the police show up on your doorstep and demand access to your home – unless they have a valid warrant signed by a judge – you don’t have to allow it.