Police at Door - Should You Let Them In?

NYC Defense Lawyer Says “The Answer is No”

Video Transcript:

Judy Maggio:

What should you do if a police officer or federal agent comes to your home or business and wants to come inside? We ask New York City lawyer David Cohen for an Ask The Lawyers Quick Question.

David Cohen:

Never let law enforcement into your home. They cannot come into your home without a warrant or under exigent circumstances. Letting law enforcement officers into your home is exposing them to everything in your house. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution may be the strongest law that protects our citizenry in this country. When they want to come knocking, they ask to come in, the answer is no. Don't worry if they think something about you or you're trying to hide something. No, you're simply exercising your right to your personal space and to your privacy. Do not let law enforcement officers into your home ever.

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