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Can my child let the police into our house to conduct a search when I’m not home?
Whether your child can give police consent to search your home depends primarily on the child’s age. The younger the child, the less authority the child would have to consent to a search. California courts, for example, require a child to be at least 12 to consent, and even then the child must appear to be “in charge” of the house at the time.
by: Janet Portman, Attorney
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