Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
This question cannot be answered. This depends on the facts and circumstances. Often landlords will cooperate with the police in providing access to their buildings if the landlord learns that criminal conduct is occurring in the building. The police must comply with the Fourth Amendment, which means that they usually must have a warrant to enter into a building to conduct a search or make an arrest. However, there may be exigent circumstances, such as the belief that illegal drugs will be hidden or thrown away, that may justify the police in searching without a warrant.
Answer Applies to: New York
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
The police do not announce when they are about to serve a warrant, because doing so would likely cause of the person whom they are trying to apprehend to flee or to destroy the evidence that the police seek. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland