Can your roommate give the police permission to search your apartment?

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 10:25 am    

If police do not have a warrant to search an individual’s apartment, they may still be able to search parts or all of the apartment.

For instance, if the individual has a roommate and the roommate gives the police permission, then the police may search parts of the apartment. This provision limits the search to common areas, meaning that police will likely not be able to search an individual’s room.

If you or anyone you know has questions about a search and seizure, contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000.