Can the cops tell you to wait outside while they await a search warrant?

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Can the cops tell you to wait outside while they await a search warrant?

Asked on July 17, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Robert Johnston / Law Office of Robert J. Johnston Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Usually, as a generalized responsse, yes. They have the right to protect and preserve the area to be searched. But don't rely on this as an official response until your able to talk with a lawyer who will need more information.

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Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. There is an abundance of case law on this issue. Officers secure the site and may detain certain individuals. Contact a private attorney for any particular issue you have as this website does not provide private legal advice. Contact an attorney licensed in the state in which the particular search took place. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

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