As is often the case in matters involving criminal law concepts in the United States, there is a basic rule with regard to a search and seizure of your home – and then there are exceptions to the basic rule. The basic rule, which is firmly established in the U.S., is that a law enforcement officer is required to obtain a valid warrant before conducting a search and seizure of a private residence. Topics covered in this report include: Part I of a Two Part Series The Basic Rule – Searching a Home Requires a Warrant Where Is the Basic Rule Found? Practically Speaking, What Does the Warrant Requirement Mean? Exceptions to the Rule When Is a Warrant Not Required? What Happens If A search Is Conducted Without a Warrant and No Exception Applies? Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF. The post Free Report: Search and Seizure Basics What Can The Police Search Your Home appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.