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Can Police Conduct a Search Without a Warrant?

A Top Toronto Criminal Lawyer Explains

There are special cases where police can search a person, item or premises without a legal search warrant. If the police believe a crime is in progress or they have reasonable probable grounds the search will turn up evidence pertinent to an investigation, they may conduct a search without a warrant.

To further your understanding, concider this example of a traffic stop: Let’s say during this stop there is a strong odor of marijuana inside your car. For this reason the police have a right to search you and your car due to reasonable probable grounds. As another example, if the police are searching for a missing child by means of a neighborhood canvass and upon knocking on your door, they hear the screams of a child, they have the right to enter your home. A police officer also has the right to search your premises if a fleeing suspect runs into your home, or if there the officer believes there is an immediate danger to life or property if they do not conduct the search.

Discuss your charges with a Top Toronto Criminal Lawyer to determine if you were victim to an un-lawful search and arrest

If you or someone you care about has been charged with a criminal offence due to evidence obtained by a search, you should immediately speak to a top criminal lawyer in Toronto. I will inform you if the evidence obtained during the search is admissible or inadmissible due to the details for the search and from there begin the create a defence for your case. As a top criminal lawyer in Toronto, I have years of experience fighting criminal cases in local courts, allowing me to provide my clients with a strong defence.

Call 416.944.8111, or contact us online if you require a Toronto Criminal Lawyer experienced in defending against criminal charges as a result of a police search.

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