What Happens When the Police Knock on Your Door
There is nothing quite as gut-wrenching as opening your front door and finding the police standing on the other side. They never bring good news.
Experiencing a moment of panic and indecision when they ask to be let in is perfectly natural. Questions that will likely run through your mind at this point include:
- Do they need a search warrant?
- Should you call a lawyer?
- Do you have to let them in?
- Should you shut the door without saying a word?
First, Stay Calm
No matter what happens, it’s in your best interest to stay calm. Losing your temper doesn’t do any good and it could actually make things much more difficult for them.
If They Don’t Have a Warrant
If the police don’t have a warrant, they can ask to search your home, but you don’t have to let them in...