Search and Seizure Without a Warrant

In this video, San Diego criminal defense attorney Ryan Tegnelia explains how police may try to enter your home without a warrant. Typically, your rights protect you from illegal entry. Still, there may be exceptions based on elements specific to your case which allow the police to make a warrantless entry into your home. These can involve interrupting a suspected crime in progress, preventing the destruction of supposed evidence, or to render emergency medical aid. The police must have a legitimate reason to enter without a warrant. If the authorities entered your home illegally, Ryan explains how you can incorporate that into your legal defense.