Law enforcement sometimes asks for permission to search. How do you respond? How can you challenge a supposed "consent search?"
Can I Withdraw Consent to a Search?
It’s possible to withdraw (“revoke”) your consent in order to stop a search. But you have to do it right and you have to do it in time.
Who Can Let the Police Search Your Home?
Police officers may usually search the home of an owner who consents. But what if someone other than the owner offers to let the cops have a look around?
Can Your Landlord Allow the Police to Search Your Apartment?
A landlord's consent typically isn't enough to let the police search a renter's home.
Can the Police Search Your Place If Your Roommate Consents?
Police need a warrant before they can search a home, unless an exception to the warrant requirement applies.
Can the Police Search Your Hotel Room?
For Fourth Amendment search purposes, hotel rooms are much like homes.