Generally, the police must obtain a warrant before searching property such as a car, house, computer, backpack, or purse. Although, there are exceptions to this law. For example, if you consent to a search of your car after a traffic stop, the police do not have to obtain a warrant. If you have other legal questions related to this topic, please do not hesitate to contact us at 608-572-7052.
Can the police search your property? No, with some exceptions. The police are required to obtain a search warrant to search your property, including your car, computer, backpack, purse, or wallet. They can search without a warrant if you consent to a search after a traffic stop or allow them into your home. You should never speak to the police without an attorney present, regardless of your innocence.