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Question: I was at work and there were two people in my home without my consent and one of them had a warrant, and the other person answered the door and allowed cops to come inside without a warrant and found guy with warrant in my bedroom. They then said they found drug paraphernalia in plain view. They arrested me later in the week and charged me with paraphernalia. What rights did cops have and what should I do? I donot plan to plead guilty for this charge. Please help.

Answer: In general the fourth amendment protects you from unlawful search and seizures. An unlawful search and seizure is normally considered one without a search warrant, but there are exceptions. It may be wise to consult with an attorney in regards to your specific situation to see if an illegal search and seizure took place. See ARS 13-3925 http://azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/13/03925.htm&Title=13&DocType=ARS

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  • I was at work and there were two people in my home without my consent and one of them had a warrant, and the other person answered the door and allowed cops to come inside without a warrant and found guy with warrant in my bedroom. They then said they found drug paraphernalia in plain view. They arrested me later in the week and charged me with paraphernalia. What rights did cops have and what should I do? I donot plan to plead guilty for this charge. Please help.

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